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A Solar PPA Designed for Positive Externalities

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • The Nature Conservancy (VA)

Drs. Meghan Hoskins and Peter Buckland from Penn State’s Sustainability Institute in collaboration with Elizabeth Johnson, The Nature Conservancy, PA and Emilie Wangerman, Lightsource BP will describe the rationale ...

  • Posted July 18, 2019
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The Impact of Solar-assistance on Electric Golf Carts

  • Georgia College & State University (GA)

In the Condensed Matter Research Lab at Georgia College, we conducted a real-world experiment to quantify the impact of vehicle-mounted solar panels. Our campus golf cart fleet consists of both ...


Our Solar Potential

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Farm the Sun with Us is a term project led by students working on an assessment to determine the feasibility of implementing a campus solar farm. The project continues to ...


Solar PV as a mitigation strategy for the US education sector

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (CA)

Solar photovoltaic (PV) is an important strategy to de-carbonize the energy sector in the United States and to reduce the health, environmental, and climate change damages associated with the production ...


Ireland’s Transition towards a Low Carbon Society: The Leadership Role of Higher Education Institutions in Solar Photovoltaic Niche Development

  • University of Limerick

Ireland is currently considered a laggard within Europe in relation to decarbonisation of its society, with future projections estimating increases in greenhouse gas emissions up to and beyond 2030. To ...

  • Posted April 29, 2019
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Hodgdon Hall Solar Panel Project

  • Tufts University (MA)

This project, spearheaded by the Tufts Energy Group, provides a real life educational experience to the campus community to learn about and use renewable energy in an accessible fashion. The ...

  • Posted March 1, 2019
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Solar Power Professional Certificate

  • Loyola Marymount University (CA)

In this online program, students will learn the fundamentals of photovoltaic "PV" solar powered energy systems, gaining the knowledge you'll need for an entry level position with a dealer ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2019
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Reduce Peak Demand and Increase Grid Stability with On-Site Energy Storage

  • Austin Community College (TX)

SHINES, or Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar, is a three-year project focused on making solar energy cost-competitive with traditional energy sources. The goals of this project ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Transitioning to Renewables

  • Dallas County Community College District System Office (TX)

Each year, a transition to all-renewable sources of energy seems more feasible for colleges and universities. The Texas Higher Education Renewable Energy Consortium is a coalition of colleges committed to ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Automated Gardening System with Solar Integration

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Industrialized agriculture has benefitted our society by feed billions but is also adding a burden to the environment. Inefficient watering techniques and indiscriminate use of chemicals in much of today ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Solar and Sheep Grazing - Is it for Ewe?

  • Furman University (SC)

Does your institution have solar panels or are you thinking about installing them? Does your institution have sheep or know someone who does? If you answered 'yes' to either of ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Thompson Rivers University - The Solar Compass: A Case Study on Ground Mounted Solar Modules

  • Thompson Rivers University (BC)

In the summer of 2017, a collective of faculty, students, industry professionals and an innovative photo voltaic manufacturer installed North America's first ground mounted solar array. The installation is ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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From Student Power to Renewable Energy: A New Approach to Investing in Solar

  • Southern Oregon University (OR)

Over the last year and a half, students at Southern Oregon University have worked to develop an innovative new approach to funding solar. Inspired by the power purchase agreement model ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Transforming Our Tomorrow - A New Clean Energy Vision

  • University at Buffalo (NY)
  • Edison Energy (CA)

Whenever, I run into a problem I can't solve, I always make it bigger. I can never solve it by trying to make it smaller, but if I make ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Off Site Solar - A Group Effort

  • Amherst College (MA)
  • Bowdoin College (ME)
  • Smith College (MA)
  • Williams College (MA)

Amherst, Bowdoin, Hampshire, Smith and Williams colleges-signed an agreement in February 2018 to purchase off-site renewable electricity. This agreement will facilitate the construction of a 'utility scale' solar power facility ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Rising to Meet the Challenge of 100% Renewable Energy

  • Boston University (MA)
  • University of Richmond (VA)
  • Edison Energy (CA)

Campuses are increasingly looking to renewable energy as the most financially attractive strategy for making dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and achieving their GHG goals. The costs of ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Estimating the financial feasibility and technical potential for solar PV on all U.S. schools

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

In 2016, approximately 64% of total electricity generated in the United States came from fossil fuel sources, while approximately 2% came from solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity generation. Due to this ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Carbon Neutral Campus: Solar Research

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

This project was set out to analyze two UIC buildings, the Student Services Building and the Pharmacognosy Field Station, in order to determine their potential for solar energy along with ...

  • Posted Aug. 10, 2018
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University of Virginia Renewable Energy

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Renewable energy (PV panels on Clemons library) helps reduce UVA's nitrogen footprint, in addition to UVA's greenhouse gas footprint.


Dickinson College Solar Array

  • Dickinson College (PA)

Dickinson’s new (2018), 12-acre solar array project—designed and built by Tesla—is projected to generate approximately 5,200,000 kwh per year, representing more than 25 percent of ...


Solar Sheep at Antioch College

  • Antioch College (OH)

Since 2015, Antioch College has brought sheep to campus to live in a distinctly different location – the five-acre Antioch solar farm. The small “self-fertilizing lawnmowers” live within the fenced-in solar ...


Solar Photovoltaic Arrays at Hampshire College generating up to 100% of electricity on site

  • Hampshire College (MA)

In 2015, the Hampshire College Board of Trustees approved a plan to provide 100% of electricity from on-site solar arrays through a combination of 19 acres of ground-mounted PV arrays ...


R.W. Kern Center- A Living Building

  • Hampshire College (MA)

Located at the heart of Hampshire College campus, the R.W. Kern Center is a multi-purpose facility that embodies the highest threshold of forward-thinking sustainable design: generating its own energy ...


Sustainable Choices

  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College (AZ)

Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) is a fast growing community college in a suburb of the Phoenix Metro area. As one of ten colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District ...


American University Achieved Carbon Neutrality Two Years Ahead of 2020 Target

  • American University (DC)

In 2018, American University became the first university, first research university, and first urban higher education campus to achieve carbon neutrality. This major goal was reached two years ahead of ...


Solarizing UC Santa Barbara

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

In 2017 UCSB increased its onsite renewable energy generating capacity tenfold through a multi-site Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). UCSB now has over 5.3 megawatts (MW) of on-site solar capacity ...


The Solar Institute

  • George Washington University (DC)

The Solar Institute identifies, generates, and shares pragmatic policy solutions to catalyze the adoption and scale of solar energy. Serving this mission, the Institute conducts objective research to advance politically ...

  • Posted May 8, 2018
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Earth Tones - Earth Day Concert and Expo

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Appalachian State hosts an annual "Earth Tones" concert, with bands powered by solar panels, on the Duck Pond Field. Sponsored by ASUSES, the festival includes representatives from the SDSA, ASUREI ...


EnergyHQ

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

In an effort to engage students on clean energy, UB Sustainability and Student Affairs hosted a trivia competition called EnergyHQ. Students raced down a green carpet to answer questions about ...

  • Posted April 25, 2018
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Promoting Sustainability Science on Campus: Renewable Energy Workshops Hosted at Kean University in New Jersey

  • Kean University (NJ)

The project provides workshops for high school/college students and educators to learn the basics, application, and impacts of renewable energy through hands-on activities and software tools. The workshops cover ...

  • Posted April 3, 2018
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Fall 2017 Immersive Learning: Brownfields to Brightfields

  • Ball State University (IN)

With the support and facilitation of the Center for Energy Research/Education/Service (CERES) at Ball State University, a group of second year urban planning students in the College of ...

  • Posted April 3, 2018
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2016 National Solar Jobs Census

The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2016 is the seventh annual update on employment, trends, and projected growth in the U.S. solar industry. The Solar Jobs Census ...


21 MW Purchase from Red Rock Solar Project

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Arizona State University is purchasing 65,000,000 kWh of renewable energy from the APS 40 MW Red Rock Solar Project via a 20 year power purchase agreement.

  • Posted Feb. 5, 2018
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2.2 MW Solar Garden

  • Sullivan County Community College (NY)

SUNY Sullivan's 2.15 MW Solar Garden generates about half the electricity used by the college. The college purchases the power generated by the panels under 20 year power ...

  • Posted Feb. 5, 2018
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1.3 MW Offsite Solar Array

  • Brandeis University (MA)
  • Borrego Solar (MA)

Under a 20 year power purchase agreement with Kenyon Energy, Brandeis is purchasing solar energy from a 1.27 megawatt (MW) system installed by Borrego Solar on the roof of ...

  • Posted Feb. 5, 2018
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46.5 MW Solar Purchase from Sunraysia Solar Farm

  • University of New South Wales (NSW)

University of New South Wales entered into a 15-year solar power purchase agreement with Maoneng Australia and Origin Energy. Under the agreement, UNSW is purchasing up to 124,000 MWh ...

  • Posted Feb. 5, 2018
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13.5 MW Solar Carport System

  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • CustomerFirst Renewables (MD)

Michigan State University partnered with Inovateus Solar and Alterra Power Corp. to install a 13.5 MW solar carport system spread above 4,500 parking spaces in 5 locations around ...

  • Posted Jan. 18, 2018
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4.7 MW Solar Array

  • Hampshire College (MA)
  • SolarCity

Hampshire College partnered with SolarCity to install 4.7 MW (DC) of solar on 19 acres of its 840-acre campus. The system is expected to provide 100 percent of Hampshire ...

  • Posted Jan. 12, 2018
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4.3 MW Solar Parking Canopy

  • University of California, Riverside (CA)
  • SunPower Corp (CA)

UCR partnered with SunPower to install a 4.3 MW solar canopy above two campus parking lots (lots 30 and 32). The project was built and fully financed by SunPower ...

  • Posted Jan. 4, 2018
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2.8 MW Solar Array

  • Mohawk Valley Community College (NY)
  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) (NY)

Mohawk Valley Community College partnered with GroSolar to develop a 2 MW AC / 2.8 MW DC solar array on a site owned by the Rome Industrial Development Corporation. MVCC ...

  • Posted Jan. 4, 2018
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1.8 MW of Rooftop Solar

  • Charles Sturt University (NSW)

Charles Sturt University contracted with Todae Solar to design, construct and install 1.77 MW of rooftop solar spread across 17 buildings of its its Wagga Wagga campus. The system ...

  • Posted Jan. 3, 2018
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2 MW Denton Road Solar Array

  • Skidmore College (NY)
  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) (NY)
  • WGL Energy (VA)
  • Dynamic Energy (MA)

Skidmore College contracted with Dynamic Energy to develop a 2-megawatt solar array located on 8 acres of College property about one mile from its main campus. The array consists of ...

  • Posted Jan. 2, 2018
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927 kW Hydro Purchase from Groveville Hydro Facility

  • Vassar College (NY)

In September 2015, Vassar College announced a 20-year agreement with the hydro power company Gravity Renewables to purchase power generated at the 927 kW Groveville Hydro Facility in Beacon, NY ...

  • Posted Jan. 2, 2018
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2.8 MW Harford Solar Farm at the Ruminant Center

  • Cornell University (NY)

This 2.8 MW solar farm is comprised of 9,333 photovoltaic panels spread across 20 acres at Cornell’s Ruminant Center in Harford, New York.

  • Posted Jan. 2, 2018
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4 MW Musgrave Research Farm Solar Project

  • Cornell University (NY)

Cornell University partnered with Distributed Sun and Building Energy Asset Management to install two 2 MW solar farms (Musgrave East and Musgrave West) on 28 acres attached to Cornell's ...

  • Posted Jan. 2, 2018
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2 MW Sutton Road Solar Farm

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) (NY)

Sutton Road Solar Farm, a 2-megawatt energy facility in Geneva, New York, became fully operational April 2016. Spread over 17 acres, the installation offsets nearly 40 percent of the annual ...

  • Posted Jan. 2, 2018
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2 MW Snyder Road Solar Farm

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) (NY)
  • Sol Systems (DC)

The Cornell Snyder Road Solar Farm – comprised of with 6,778 photovoltaic panels on an 11-acre plot of Cornell property that adjoins the Tompkins County Regional Airport – went live in ...

  • Posted Jan. 2, 2018
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Community sustainability partnerships: How to stimulate millions in local green investment and expand your program's visibility and impact

  • University of Oregon (OR)

The University of Oregon's Sustainability Office created three community projects in partnership with local governments. SolarizeU and rEVUp Eugene offered community members educational workshops and discount pricing on solar ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Solar PV and Interactive Education

  • North Central College (IL)

Solar PV technology is decreasing in cost and increasing in popularity worldwide. However, there are still many individuals who do not understand this technology, even on college campuses. Education plays ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Integrating Sustainability With Energy and Facilities Management at the Alamo Colleges District

  • Alamo Community College District (TX)

Alamo Colleges District is a network of five community colleges serving the diverse population of San Antonio, TX and surrounding areas. With a commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050, this ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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