Hampshire College goes green thanks to yellow sun: 100 percent of school's electricity now comes from solar power | masslive.com
Hampshire College is now powered by the sun. One hundred percent of the campus electricity will now come from a 19-acre solar-energy system approved by Eversource late last month. Half the system at Hampshire had been operating since June. At Hampshire, the 15,000 photovoltaic-panel arrays on two fields have a capacity of 4.7 DC megawatts -- which means 3,000 metric tons of greenhouse-gas emissions will be eliminated a year. That is equivalent to taking almost 650 cars off the road, and enough to power about 530 homes, the college said.