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thumbnail imageRIT readies solar energy farm to begin operation

Six-and-a-half acres of a farm field on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus has been transformed this winter into a massive solar array, which is scheduled to be operational this month.

The 2-megawatt solar energy farm, consisting of 6,138 photovoltaic panels, is among the largest of any college in New York state. The system’s output, which will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of more than 200 homes a year, will be tied directly into RIT’s central substation for distribution across circuits throughout the 1,300-acre university campus.

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