Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, has entered into a power purchase agreement with Spear Point Energy to purchase electricity from a 2.27 MW solar array to be constructed on college property.
SPG Solar designed and will build the solar array. Construction will begin in early May and is expected to be completed by the end of August. The array will consist of 7,722 polycrystalline photovoltaic panels bolted to a ground-mounted tracking system and will cover about 10 acres of agricultural land.
The system is expected to generate approximately 3 GWh of electricity annually, equal to 12% of the college's annual consumption.