REC has supplied its Peak Energy series solar panels for a 2.15 MW ground-mount solar array for Ohio-based Cedarville University. The system is used for self-consumption and is estimated to cover 10% of the university's electricity needs.
The installation, built by Melink Corp., consists of 8,792 solar panels and is expected to generate 2.7 million kWh of electricity annually, delivered directly to the main campus via underground cable. Melink owns and operates the system and supplied the electricity to Cedarville University through a long-term power purchase agreement.
‘The installation not only contributes to environmental sustainability and cost savings, it also enables students to see firsthand how a solar system works,’ says Arndt Lutz, senior vice president at REC.