Washington Gas Energy Systems Inc. has signed a contract with Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) in Pomona, Calif., to build, own and operate a 672 kW solar array. The installation will consist of a roof-mounted system composed of 2,688 solar panels affixed to three buildings throughout the campus, and a carport system with solar panels located at one of the parking areas on campus.
Green Energy Group LLC developed the project, which will be completed in October. Conergy engineered the project and will manage procurement and construction. Washington Gas Energy Systems has a 20-year power purchase agreement with the university. The installation is expected to produce 1.1 GWh of electricity per year.
‘WesternU welcomes this opportunity to help the environment, reduce the impact of our operations and lower our electrical costs,’ says Thomas G. Fox, senior vice president at WesternU. ‘Solar panels offer a simple solution, one that makes a strong statement about the importance of a greener planet for a healthier life.’