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Ithaca College Enters Memorandum of Understanding With NYSERDA Regarding Solar Energy Production

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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Ithaca College for a potential renewable energy development.


NYSERDA says with the memorandum of understanding, the organization’s Build-Ready program will work with Ithaca College to explore the feasibility of developing a renewable energy project on the campus. The proposed project idea is for the campus’ parking lots to be considered to host solar canopies which would provide shade for vehicles while also generating clean energy and supporting clean transportation.

The proposed plan would include integration of electric vehicle charges and battery energy storage systems.

“Ithaca College (IC) is continually seeking creative solutions to advance both its environmental and financial sustainability goals. NYSERDA’s Build-Ready Program presents us with an ideal public partner to help us spark impactful campus energy and sustainability action. IC is grateful for the opportunity to work with NYSERDA to explore the potential for solar canopy development on campus and to help us to share with the College community how this technology can help IC in its path toward carbon neutrality.”

Director of Energy Management and Sustainability at Ithaca College, Scott D. Doyle said.

Ithaca College says the project would benefit both students and staff and improve the school’s goals in environmental, social, and financial sustainability and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

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