Higher education quick to install solar power amid energy efficiency lessons

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Empowered and inspired by the myriad benefits of solar power, universities and college campuses have utilized solar power aggressively to both reduce their costs and educate students.

The Clean Energy Authority reported on data collected by the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education regarding solar installations on college campuses, revealing the amount of installed solar capacity at institutions of higher education increased by 450 percent between 2008 and 2011. Subsequently, more than 52 megawatts of solar capacity was installed on college campuses across the country in 2010. That feat was exceeded by just five states, including California, New Jersey, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada.

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