BSU Undertakes Large-scale Solar Project

BSU begins work on solar power investment to reduce carbon footprint

A large scale solar project has finally come to BSU! Work on the first phase of the Bowie State University solar panel project has commenced, starting with the temporary closure of Lot D for the erection of a canopy. The 1.6-megawatt solar panel system is through a partnership with WGL Energy and is estimated to generate about 2 million kilowatt hours each year, or roughly 10% of the campus needs. The panels will be placed in strategic areas of campus including: the rooftops of TM Library and James PE Complex, a parking lot canopy in Lot D, and an open site near the Bulldog Stadium area. The project is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration and has a completion date of September 2018.