Millersville University, continuously recognized for its “green” efforts, is invited to Community Energy Inc.’s (CEI) Keystone Solar Project event titled, “Turn the Power On.” The event, which will be held on October 16 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, will mark the beginning of the Keystone Solar Project and bring together leading sponsors and contributors of this solar initiative.
The celebration will take place on the project’s site at Pennsylvania’s largest solar farm, which is located at Kreider Farm, 1067 Lancaster Pike (at Deaver Road), rain or shine. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.
The University began a sponsorship commitment with CEI to reduce its carbon footprint to provide the campus community with access to “Building Keystone Solar,” an online course that gives a behind the scenes look at the project through all stages. This course is still being developed to increase experiential learning and provide opportunities to those students interested in the renewable energy field post-graduation. Once completed, the Keystone Project will be the largest utility-scale project in Pennsylvania.
The farm, which operates on six megawatts of solar power, will generate approximately 8,000 megawatt hours of fuel-free electricity each year, according to CEI’s website. This will provide more than 950 homes with power from one single solar field, which eliminates 5,516 tons of carbon dioxide.
Activities throughout the morning of the event will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, tours of the farm, informed discussion with the leading sponsors of the project and information about solar energy’s impact on the future.
For more information, or to RSVP, visit CEI’s Keystone Solar Celebration website.