Bucknell took a step closer to achieving its goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2030 with the installation of a new 1.76-peak megawatt solar array. The installation, which sits between the Bucknell Golf Club and the Art Barn complex, was built in partnership with Encore Renewable Energy of Burlington, Vt., under the direction of Chad Farrell ’92, Encore’s founder and CEO. In addition to supplying the equivalent of approximately 7% of campus electrical usage and providing Bucknell with price certainty on energy rates for the next several decades, the array also will serve as a living lab for students. The project demonstrates Bucknell’s commitment to reducing emissions and supporting renewable energy.

Aerial view of Bucknell's solar array with sports fields in view
Photo: Emily Paine