University of Utah reaches 71% renewable energy with new solar contract

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The University of Utah announced Tuesday that it has signed a 25-year solar energy contract with the Castle Solar Project near Huntington, Utah.

The contract will deliver 20 megawatts of solar energy to campus over its lifespan, powering the university toward its commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050.

geothermal energy contract signed in 2018made the U of U the first public college in the state to receive more than half of its electricity through renewable sources. The new solar contract will bring the university to 71% of all electrical energy coming from renewable sources.

This commitment to clean energy and sustainable investments persists even amidst current budget concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, a press releasestated.”

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