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Johns Hopkins University announces plans to get two-thirds of its electricity from a solar farm in Virginia

Johns Hopkins University announces plans to get two-thirds of its electricity from a solar farm in Virginia

About two-thirds of electricity powering Johns Hopkins University campuses across Maryland will come from a Virginia solar farm starting in 2021.

The university announced a deal Monday to buy about 250,000 megawatt-hours of electricity from the project each year for 15 years.

Officials said they considered different solar, wind and hydroelectric projects to meet a goal to reduce the university’s carbon footprint by 51 percent from 2008 levels by 2025. They chose the Virginia solar project because it “demonstrates the seriousness of our commitment to sustainability for the good of our university and our planet,” university President Ronald J. Daniels said in a...

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