Knapp visits North Carolina solar power farm

University President Steven Knapp poses with  Eleanor Davis and Zorah Roy at a solar power farm in North Carolina. Photo courtesy of GW Media Relations.
University President Steven Knapp poses with junior Eleanor Davis and senior Zorah Roy at a solar power farm in North Carolina. Photo courtesy of GW Media Relations.

This post was written by Hatchet Staff Writer Ryan Lasker.

University President Steven Knapp visited the North Carolina site harvesting solar power for GW with a group of students and staff Tuesday.

The visit comes two weeks after the University began sourcing 25 percent of its power from the site, the first step to eventually deriving half of its energy from solar power, according to a release.

On the tour, Knapp and Megan Chapple, the director of GW’s sustainability office, viewed part of the more than 240,000 solar panels that will contribute energy to the University.

“We were able to see the scale of the project first hand,” Ms. Chapple said.

GW signed the partnership with Duke Energy Renewables in June.

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