Solar power purchase sets stage for total renewable energy use

UC Merced will get 75 percent of its power from renewable sources by the end of 2016, and is on its way to being 100 percent renewably powered by then.

UC Davis solar house project

Designing a solar home for farmworkers

Solar Decathlon competitors aim to make zero-net-energy homes more affordable.

UC Solar works to meet state’s renewable energy goals

Institute sponsors seminar exploring the solar industry present and future, and the many creative initiatives being developed by UC.

Students battle for sustainability supremacy

The 2014 Water Battle — to see which residence hall can save the most water, by making just a few simple changes — runs from Oct. 1-31.

UC San Diego microgrid

Battery system will be able to light 2,500 homes

2.5 megawatt storage system — one of the largest in the nation — will be installed next spring.

UC Davis, SunPower to build largest solar power plant in UC system

Project is designed to generate 33 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year and expected to reduce the campus's carbon footprint by an estimated 9 percent.

Natural gas usage will have little effect on CO2 emissions

Greater utilization of plentiful natural gas could delay switch to renewable energy.

UC takes sustainability to the next level

UC pledges to be carbon neutral by 2025, an ambitious undertaking that no other research university has achieved.

The sun rises as one of UC's top energy choices

Largest solar power purchase by a university moves UC closer to its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2025.

UC Irvine named coolest green school by Sierra magazine

All nine UC undergraduate campuses make ranking of most sustainable universities in the country.

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