Johns Hopkins University says it has reached an extended-time period settlement to get about two-thirds of the university’s electrical energy from solar energy.
The college introduced on Monday a 15-yr agreement with Baltimore-based mostly power firm Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon. It should start in 2021.
Underneath the settlement, Johns Hopkins campuses would receive greater than 250,000 megawatt-hours of solar power a yr.
The settlement calls for Constellation to buy power and renewable power certificates from a new one hundred seventy five-megawatt solar plant that is being developed in Virginia.
Johns Hopkins has set a objective of decreasing carbon emissions by 51 % by 2025. College President Ronald Daniels says the settlement demonstrates the seriousness of the university’s commitment to sustainability “for the great of our university and our planet.”