Cal Poly Pomona University says its 16-acre John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies has become carbon neutral, thanks to the installation of two new solar installations.
The Lyle Center plant will use two 72 kW Amonix concentrated photovoltaic solar systems to generate 210,000 kWh of energy annually. The systems will meet the center's energy demand and will save the university $30,000 a year in electricity costs, the university says. The new systems replace a 16 kW Amonix system installed at the center in 1998.
The university's climate action plan calls for additional on-site power generation, improvements in energy efficiency, programs to reduce emissions by commuters, and further integration of climate change into curricula, research and outreach.