Discover the cornerstone of sustainability at the heart of Washington, D.C. Catholic University's West Campus Solar Array stands as a testament to innovation, efficiency, and environmental stewardship. With its commitment to renewable energy, this initiative serves as an excellent model of sustainable living in our capital city.

Dedication Ceremony

Join us for the dedication of Catholic University’s West Campus Solar Array! The celebration will feature comments from federal, District of Columbia, University, and solar industry leaders, as well as guided tours of the facility.

June 3, 2024
12:00 p.m. — 2:00  p.m.
The Lawn at 3977 Harewood Road N.E., Washington DC 20064
Reception to follow.

West Campus Solar Array Features

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  • District-Wide Impact: Situated in the heart of Washington, D.C., the solar array makes a significant contribution to the District's goal of achieving 100% renewable energy by 2032 and carbon neutrality by 2050.
  • Largest Urban Ground Solar Array: The region's largest urban ground-mounted solar array, underscoring our commitment to innovative and sustainable energy solutions.
  • Environmental Savings: Developed in collaboration with Standard Solar, the project is estimated to save 7.115 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually. This is equivalent to removing 1,547 cars from roads annually or eliminating the carbon dioxide emissions from nearly 800,630 gallons of gasoline.
  • Renewable Energy Generation: The solar facility is set to produce 7.5 megawatts-DC/6 megawatts-AC of renewable energy, benefitting both the campus and the local community.
  • Economic Impact: The 20-year projected savings to D.C. subscribers are estimated at $3.5 million, creating economic benefits alongside the environmental advantages.

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