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Catholic University touts D.C.'s largest solar installation

Friday - 9/21/2012, 7:18am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) - Catholic University says the addition of more than 700 solar panels over more than 70 parking spaces gives it the largest solar power installation in the Washington area.

The university is holding a ribbon-cutting on Friday. Catholic University says the system now has more than 2,600 solar panels generating about 830 megawatts.

School officials say panels were also installed this summer on the roofs of the university's athletic center and Pangborn Hall as well as the grounds of the maintenance complex. Panels have previously been placed on a number of campus buildings.

The panels were installed by Standard Solar and the system is owned and operated by Washington Gas Energy Systems under a 20-year power purchasing agreement signed in 2009.

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Online:

Catholic University Green Page _ http://green.cua.edu


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