HWS Opens Second Solar Farm Site

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Hobart and William Smith are continuing efforts to enhance sustainability and achieve climate neutrality with the March opening of the second of two local solar farms that together are generating up to five megawatts of electricity and represent one of the largest state-supported installations for a New York college or university. In total the sites cover the equivalent of 14.5 football fields.

“The HWS solar farms mark an important step in our work to reach climate neutrality by 2025,” says Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies Tom Drennen, who is Chair of the Entrepreneurial Studies Program. “These sites not only are generating a significant amount of the Colleges’ electricity but will provide experiential learning and curricular opportunities for HWS students.”


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