GW is working hard to become a leader in solar energy and has created several projects to achieve its goals. Currently, the university has various on-campus solar systems, is purchasing energy from dedicated off-campus utility-scale solar farms like the Capital Partners Solar Project, and is conducting solar related research and education. GW's investments in solar energy are important components of the University's climate action plan, which provides a roadmap for how GW will achieve carbon neutrality by 2040.
In June 2014 the George Washington University, in partnership with American University and the George Washington University Hospital, announced a groundbreaking solar project in North Carolina to be developed and operated by Duke Energy Renewables. The Capital Partners Solar Project is a 52-megawatt solar project, which will provide roughly half of GW's electricity needs at a lower cost than conventional energy sources.
For more information on GW’s solar projects, visit our Solar at GW page.