What is U Community Solar?
The University of Utah is committed to finding clean, sustainable ways to power our future. As an EPA Green Power Partner, the University purchases almost a billion kilowatt-hours of green power each year which offsets over 30% of campus electricity use and demonstrates a commitment to clean power and the environment. In 2014, the University of Utah helped nearly 400 members of the campus community to install solar. Our most recent program brought another megawatt of solar power to Utah!
Installing solar can seem time consuming and confusing, so U Community Solar helped guide participants through the logistical and financial hurdles of going solar, making solar simple and more affordable.
As an added bonus, U Community Solar helped the University of Utah reduce its carbon footprint by donating partipants Renewable Energy Certificates (or RECs). Sponsoring U Community Solar is a local, tangible way for the University of Utah to demonstrate its commitment to local clean energy.