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There are five plumeria trees located in the front parking area that need to be removed in order to install the new solar project coming to campus. The trees will be removed from the parking area and replanted on the perimeter of the same parking area along with additional plumeria trees to finish the tree-lined look.
BYUH will be working with REC Solar and Duke Energy Renewables to install a photovoltaic production and storage system. The project will include a canopy PV system that will span across the Main Parking Lot as well as other parking lots and multiple rooftop systems.
A large solar project will be starting this year on campus. The first phase for the REC Solar Project will be installing solar panels in the front parking area and the Aloha Center Ballroom roof. The first step will be to remove trees from the parking area to make room for the panels. The trees will be removed this week. Solar Panels will be installed that will provide solar power and shade for cars. The Aloha Center Ballroom will first be re-roofed and then panels will be installed on the roof. The project will start this summer.
The estimated annual production of the project will be 6.37-megawatt hours. The solar electricity generated and stored will supply an estimated 39% of the energy needs used by the University each year. Solar carports throughout campus will provide additional shade and weather protection.
The project will be financed via a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).
Full and partial parking lot closures should be expected during various phases of construction. Construction is expected to start the summer of 2020 and be operational by the middle of 2021.