Caity Hines, Project Manager – Development, recently visited Bucknell University to provide a guest lecture to a class of electrical engineering students about the university’s new solar array. During their visit, Caity gave the students a firsthand look at our work to develop, finance and construct a 1.76 MWp solar array located on the University’s campus in Lewisburg, PA.
A wide range of topics were covered including the full scope of work required to develop and construct a net metering project.
Students also had many questions about their new solar array, including:
- How much of Bucknell’s electricity demands will be offset by the project?
- How net metering works with the local utility and how/which accounts were chosen?
- What is the interconnection approval process for a new solar project?
- What are the local permitting requirements and timeline?
They also reviewed the construction timelines; payment milestones; the number of parties who contributed to the development, engineering, construction, and financing of the project.
Caity was also able to give the students a firsthand look at the renewables job market and career opportunities
The ground might be covered in snow in these pictures but once complete the array will feature pollinator-friendly ground cover that will provide important habitat for the dwindling number of native pollinators which are critical for our future food supply needs.