I was glad to read this article today in the Climate Biz

“Oroville, CA — Butte College in Northern California will begin generating more renewable energy next year than it uses, saving the school an estimated $150 million over the next 30 years.

The Butte College Board of Trustees gave the campus the go-ahead to finish a major solar energy project next year that will push the school’s generating capacity to 4.55 megawatts (DC). This will avoid more than 6.9 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Roughly 15,000 photovoltaic panels will cover parking spaces and roofs to generate the green power. This is in addition to 10,000 existing solar panels that now generate 1.85 MW. The school said the combined installations will make Butte College the only college in the U.S. that produces more solar energy on-site than it uses.

Read more: https://www.greenbiz.com/news/2010/08/10/norcal-community-college-save-30m-going-grid-positive#ixzz0ymXdTRdi