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UNK campus going green with solar energy

August 17, 2017

The University of Nebraska at Kearney soon will get 25 percent of its electrical energy from the new $11 million solar park being built in Kearney, according to a press release by UNK.

UNK is purchasing 51 percent – or about 3,600 shares – of the solar capacity available from Nebraska Public Power District and SoCore Energy.

“We’re a significant user of energy, so it makes sense to have sustainable practices. Utilizing solar energy fits in with our goal to make sustainability a priority,” said Jon Watts, UNK’s vice chancellor of business and finance.

“We want to be a leader in sustainability. It’s good for campus and the community, and it’s good for students.”

NPPD purchases the solar electricity from SoCore and offers it at cost to residential and commercial customers.

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