Last week UT celebrated the completion of Austin’s largest solar energy installation in one location at our Pickle Research Campus. The solar panels cover roughly 1.75 acres as well as a carport roof. The two solar arrays will generate more than 400,000 kilowatt hours of energy annually. The system will also reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 263 tons per year.
Last year, UT received $1.6 million in grants from the State Energy Conservation Office, which funded about 80 percent of the cost of the project.
This facility is a great example of UT’s commitment to sustainability and to achieving greater operational efficiency in all areas. In fact, the project will also serve as a laboratory for students, faculty, and the community.
What starts here changes the world.