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Butte College Shines with 25,000 Solar Panels

(Oroville, CA)—Butte College in California is the first college in the history of the United States to go 'grid positive,' meaning that the college has the capacity to generate enough electricity from its solar arrays to more than offset its electricity cost.

"Butte College has had a longstanding commitment to sustainability and achieving grid-positive status marks the culmination of years of effort to build Butte College's supply of solar power and to improve energy efficiency on campus," said Dr. Kimberly Perry, Butte College president. "Having the support of the board of trustees, faculty, staff, and students was essential to making this achievement possible."

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