GPS-directed solar panels of the type that Princeton plans to install on a 27-acre site.
GPS-directed solar panels of the type that Princeton plans to install on a 27-acre site.
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Princeton will install a large solar collector field on 27 acres of land adjacent to the campus, the University announced Feb. 2. The field, located between the Dinky line and Washington Road in West Windsor Township, will house 16,500 GPS-linked solar panels that are expected to generate 8 million kilowatt-hours of power per year, more than 5 percent of the University’s annual electrical consumption. An outside firm — Key Equipment Finance — will fund and own the collector field and lease it to the University. The project could start this summer, and Princeton hopes to finish construction a year later.