Furman University Solar Farm Now Supplying Electricity To Campus

GREENVILLE, S.C.—After nearly eight months of preparation and the installation of 2,994 solar panels, Furman University’s new $1.7 million solar facility has gone online and is supplying electrical power to the campus.

The solar farm, which is located on six acres of land near the main campus entrance on Poinsett Highway, is the largest solar installation on a college campus in South Carolina. The university announced its plans to construct the solar facility in August 2016.

“We flipped the switch last week and connected the solar farm to the electrical grid on campus,” said Jeff Redderson, Furman’s associate vice president for facility and campus services. “The additional solar power will reduce our campus-wide electricity expenditures by up to 5 percent annually and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 3 percent.”

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