Solar Energy

In 2012, Occidental College began work on a $6.8 million, 1-megawatt ground-mounted solar array, a project whose innovative design takes a distinctively liberal arts approach to green power with its blending of technology and art.

One of the most visible landmarks on the Oxy campus has generated a lot of enthusiasm—and clean, renewable energy—since its completion in 2013. Combining science, engineering and art, Oxy’s 1-megawatt, ground-mounted solar array generates 12.6 percent of the College’s annual electrical usage. Learn more

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