Stonehill Students Behind Solar Field Project

Stonehill Solar Field BlessingStudents at Stonehill College care about sustainability and protecting the environment.

So it’s no surprise that students passionately argued for construction of the 15-acre solar field, which will generate about 20 percent of the College’s electrical usage and will save about $185,000 a year for the next 15 years.

The field was completed on May 7 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Stonehill President Rev. John Denning, C.S.C., credited students with seeing the potential for solar energy on campus and persuasively argued for the College to explore it. “We are proud of how our students showed initiative and how they made their case on an issue about which they felt so passionate,” Fr. Denning said.

The 2.7-megawatt solar field is across from Stonehill’s campus in Easton, Mass. It consists of 9,000 solar panels and is the largest on a New England college campus.

Read more about Stonehill’s solar field on the College’s website.

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