With its partner Washington Gas Energy Systems Inc Conergy plans to bring around 1,110 MW hours of clean solar energy per year which will be used to power approximately 18% of the electricity needed for the three Western University of Health Sciences buildings where the solar power plants are located. The project will consist of three roof-top solar installations and one carport solar array totalling about 672 KW. Conergy is acting as general contractor for this project and is responsible for the planning and engineering of the project as well as for its construction and the supply of the components. Investor and plant operator is Washington Gas Energy Systems and project developer is Green Energy Group LLC.
The university will be self-consuming 100% of the generated electricity via a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Washington Gas Energy Systems that has a term of 20 years.
“Western University of Health Sciences not only promotes health by educating graduate students in the medical field, it is now improving air quality by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions through solar electricity,” said Sanjiv Mahan, vice president of business development for Washington Gas Energy Systems. “This collaboration with the University, Green Energy Group, and Conergy is sure to serve as an example for other institutes of higher education looking to reduce their environmental footprints.”