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Solar Array Launches at Shenandoah University

7 November 2019 Winchester Frederick County News

November 7, 2019

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University is hosting a celebration to launch their new solar array. The celebration will take place on Nov. 15 from 11 am to noon at the James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics and Events Center.

Shenandoah University partnered with Secure Futures Solar to build the largest rooftop solar array at any Virginia college. 982 solar panels have been installed on the rooftop of the James R. Wilkins Jr. building, and at full capacity they will supply almost half of the Center’s needed electricity.

The University also has arrays on top of the Alson H. Smith Jr. Library and the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. According to Secure Futures, the arrays will offset the equivalent to 472 metric tons of Carbon Dioxide each year.

Shenandoah University President Tracy Fitzsimmons and Secure Futures CEO Tony Smith will speak at the dedication event and explain how the solar array came to be and what kind of an impact it will have in the University’s future.

Secure Futures Solar works with several schools, businesses and hospitals in the mid-atlantic and southeastern United States. The Staunton, VA based company builds, owns and operates its own solar photovoltaic systems.


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