Bowdoin college solar panel installation will be largest in Maine

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A new proposal to power Bowdoin College's largest athletic facilities with renewable energy is set to become the largest solar panel installation in Maine.

The 1,300-kilowatt system, which was approved by the school's board of trustees on Friday, will dwarf the state's next largest solar installation, a 167-kilowatt system at Thomas College.

Bowdoin plans to install solar panels on the roof of its athletic facilities, along with ground-mounted panels on 3 acres of land on a former naval air station near the campus.

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