CCAC will go big in the sun with the planned 540 kW panel load

Pittsburgh, which is not well known for its sunlight, is rapidly becoming a major source of solar energy.

Recent large loads of Hazelwood Green’s Mill 19 (the country’s largest single-slope negotiation) and global links in the Green Tree have hinted at solar energy.

Allegheny County Community College (CCAC) is now reaffirming its commitment to clean solar power with a new 540-kilowatt solar panel installation covering the entire campus of the North Campus building in McKand.

Of course, it is about efficiency, but so is the example of the students.


“Investing in solar energy will save money by reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” said CCAC vice president and chief operating officer JB Messer. “CCCC is participating in the U.S. Department of Energy’s best building test as well as the Pittsburgh 2030 District, so we are committed to saving money and reducing our carbon footprint. We teach courses in alternative energy and green building, so we want to let our students know that we are not just paying for lip service.

The energy generated will be equal to the energy of 90 houses. The project is expected to save $ 750,000 on energy costs or $ 27,000 a year over the next 28 years.

There are already two solar panel deals on CCAC buildings – 15kW at the West Hills Center and 64kW at the Algeni Campus on the north.

Solar Negotiation will be hosted by BAI Group State College. Due to a power procurement agreement with BAI, the college does not have to spend its own money on the project.

The power supply agreement can be used by tax-exempt organizations. A third-party investor (in this case BAI) holds and maintains solar negotiations, and the host station (CCC) pays for the generated power, usually at a much lower price than before.

The proposed solar negotiations for the SCC North Campus.

CCCA plans to use the installation components from science and technology to business and accounting as part of its components.


“In addition to cost-effectiveness, this 540kW solar project will serve as an educational tool to train future energy professionals,” said Cell Edor, marketing director for the BAI Group Renewal Unit.

The project was funded by the Pennsylvania Solar Center, which provides technical and financial guidance for those who want to convert to the sun.

“CCAC is setting a new standard for smart innovation and environmental stewardship in the region,” said Leo Kowalski, director of the GET Solar Program at the Pennsylvania Solar Center. “This will be CCAC’s third major solar power plant, so they have been a longtime leader in Pittsburgh using solar power. And at this point, we are fortunate to be able to help guide them through the process, as well as the first time the project has implemented a power procurement agreement.


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