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Sullivan Solar Power Breaks Ground on New Solar Project at UC San Diego on Solstice

June 25, 2013

As the sun reaches its annual peak on the summer solstice, the University of California, San Diego continues climbing new heights as a solar power leader. Seven new campus sites totaling nearly 764,000 watts will add to the already impressive solar portfolio and are expected to save UCSD approximately $2 million over 20 years.

"Our campus is a leader in energy advancements," said Dave Weil, UC San Diego director of building commissioning and sustainability, "UC San Diego generates more than 90 percent of its electricity with an ultra-clean and efficient natural-gas-fired cogeneration plant, renewable energy fuel cell and solar photovoltaics and we're making progress toward achieving carbon neutrality by 2025."

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