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Solar Panels Will Save Oregon Universities Millions

August 18, 2011

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Oregon University System (OUS) broke ground Thursday on the OUS-wide solar power program at the Oregon Institute of Technology.

The project, called Solar By Degrees, will be the largest solar program in the state of Oregon.

Solar By Degrees will be installing 27 acres of solar panels to generate power at Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, and Eastern Oregon University this fall and summer.

OUS estimates that the solar panels will save $6.6 million over the next 25 years.