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GU Evaluates Ongoing Community Criticism of Solar Panel Initiatives

After criticism from environmental and indigenous rights activists over the university’s proposed solar panel initiative, the Maryland Department of the Environment held its second informational hearing about the project May 13. Georgetown University announced its agreement with Origis Energy USA to build a solar panel system September 2017. The proposal[Read More…]

by May 15, 2019 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
The university plans to install solar panels on six academic buildings by 2018 after the project was delayed.

After Delays, University to Install Solar Panels on 6 Buildings by 2018

Solar panels are set to be installed on the roofs of six buildings on Georgetown University’s main campus by summer 2018 as part of a campuswide effort to reduce energy costs, promote sustainability and benefit low-income communities in the greater Washington, D.C. area. The new solar systems on the Edward[Read More…]

by October 12, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

Solar Panels to Provide Half of Campus Energy

Georgetown University has partnered with Origis Energy USA to build a solar power system off campus that could provide nearly 50 percent of the campus’s electricity by the 2019-20 academic year. The agreement, announced Monday, aligns with the university’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Origis will install 105,000 solar[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 9 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

New Solar-Powered Phone Chargers Come to Light

Georgetown University’s main campus saw the installation of the first of four public, solar-powered cell phone charging stations late last month at the Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle turnaround in front of McDonough Arena as part of a new collaborative sustainability initiative.   The Office of Sustainability houses the project in[Read More…]


Building a Safer Education

Every night Georgetown students sit down; pull out their textbooks on a desk illuminated by a light on their dorm room desk or the ceiling in Lau. We feel safe working into the wee hours of morning until all the information we want to learn has finally stuck in our[Read More…]

by October 2, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

GU Earns EPA Green Award

For its commitment to renewable energy, Georgetown was named a Green Power Partner of the Year by the Environmental Protection Agency last week. The distinction was given to the university for its commitment to purchasing approximately 113 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy, moving to 100 percent green power and[Read More…]

by October 1, 2013 0 comments City News, News
White House Applauds Solar Panel Initiative

White House Applauds Solar Panel Initiative

Three months after the installation and activation of solar panels on six university-owned townhouses, Gary Guzy, deputy director and general counsel for the White House Council on Environmental Equality, lauded the university’s innovative approach at the project’s ceremonial launch Thursday. The project, SolarStreet, aligns with University President John J. DeGioia’s pledge to cut Georgetown’s[Read More…]

by April 12, 2013 0 comments City News, News
Solar Panels Installed on Townhouses

Solar Panels Installed on Townhouses

SolarCity will finish installing solar panels on seven university-owned townhouses by Jan. 7, completing a months-long collaboration between the Social Innovation Public Service Fund, Georgetown Energy and the university. In addition to installing solar panels, the project also involved upgrading electrical systems of these townhouses to handle higher voltage and installing[Read More…]

by January 7, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Popular Proposals Vie for Endowment Commission Funds

On heard the top three proposals for spending the $3.4 million left behind by SAFE Reform at Tuesday’s meeting, and according to the commission’s chairperson, each is a contender for a slice of the pie. The proposals presented at the meeting include installing solar panels on university townhouses, funding a[Read More…]

by April 7, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News