CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Renu Energy Solutions, a locally-owned and operated solar installer in North Carolina and South Carolina, today announced the details of a new solar installation at the greenhouse of Johnson C. Smith University’s (JCSU) Sustainability Village, an innovative living-learning prototype for students in Charlotte, NC. A video of the installation is available here.

The Renu Energy Solutions team has installed a solar array to power the new 8,600 square foot greenhouse, featuring a hydroponic garden and aquaponic facility built to serve as a teaching tool for university students and address a lack of food access in Northwest Charlotte. The greenhouse array, composed of 56 modules, is 17.92 kW DC. The installation is expected to go live later this year and provide an estimated 23,750 kWh of energy its first year, offsetting equivalent to 18.5 metric tons of CO2. When fully installed, the Renu and JSCU teams anticipate the new solar installation will produce nearly 100% of the energy needed to power the greenhouse.

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