Energy Solutions

Achieving Carbon Neutrality requires effort on many fronts. The 2008 climate action plan called for a stronger focus on energy efficiency, a switch to low and no carbon energy sources, and a continued push toward behavior change and the practice of energy conservation. 

The climate action plan also recognized that Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and carbon offsets would be a part of our equation for achieving carbon neutrality.  With the installation of LED lights, solar arrays, and a co-generation turbine in the central heating plant, as well as the purchase of carbon offsets, read more about Bowdoin’s energy solutions below.

Solar Energy Production

Click on the images below to view graphs of solar energy production on campus.