With over 1,000 solar panels being installed, Catholic University will soon have the largest solar-energy system in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

The solar-panel system will produce about 340,000 kilowatt hours of electricity each year. Sounds like alot, right?  It’s about  three-quarters of 1 percent of the 44 million kilowatt hours used each year by the university. Still, a good start

Of note, this year Catholic University’s School of Engineering added a concentration in alternative and renewable energy

Also worth mentioning is that CUA’s Opus Hall, opened in January of this year, is the first LEED-compliant student residence hall in the District of Columbia.

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