Brown to offset fossil fuel consumption with renewable energy investments

A FORMER SAND AND GRAVEL MINING SITE IN NORTH KINGSTOWN will be transformed into 240 acres of solar arrays that will provide 40 megawatts of energy to Rhode Island’s electrical grid. Brown University will use the energy to offset 70 percent of its annual fossil fuel consumption on campus. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY/STEPHEN CROCKER /
A FORMER SAND AND GRAVEL MINING SITE IN NORTH KINGSTOWN will be transformed into 240 acres of solar arrays that will provide 40 megawatts of energy to Rhode Island’s electrical grid. Brown University will use the energy to offset 70 percent of its annual fossil fuel consumption on campus. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY/STEPHEN CROCKER /
PROVIDENCE – In the first of two planned renewable energy projects, Brown University will develop a solar facility on a former 240-acre sand and gravel mine in North Kingstown with the expectation of offsetting roughly 70 percent of the school’s annual fossil fuel consumption. The new solar plant is touted as the state’s largest contiguous…

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