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82 kW Rooftop Array: Building 20

  • Springfield Technical Community College (MA)

Officials at three state colleges in Massachusetts were awarded Clean Renewable EnergyBonds (CREBs) from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service to be used to erect photovoltaic (PV) solar-electric systems at ...

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80 kW Rooftop Array: Biodesign B

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)

This building is utilized for high tech laboratory and office space and is physically connected at all floor levels to Biodesign Institute-Building A. This building is the “Front Door” to ...

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77 kW Ground Mount Array

  • Greenfield Community College (MA)
  • Ostrow Electrical Company (MA)

Installation of Photovoltaic Solar Systems totaling 896kW at the following facilities: Berkshire Community College, Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, Greenfield Community College, DEP Mass. Recycling, and Westfield State University ...

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77 kW Rooftop Array: Frederick E. Berry Building

  • North Shore Community College (MA)
  • Ostrow Electrical Company (MA)

Working with the Mass Development Finance Agency, NSCC applied for federal funding for a 77 kW Solar PV installation. The $333,469 project includes $185,419 of ARRA funds as ...

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76 kW Ground Mount Array: Carter-Finley

  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Southern Energy Management (NC)

The 75.6 kilowatt (kW) system, comprising 432 ground-mounted solar panels was dedicated in January 2008. Owned by Carolina Solar, the array was the largest in the state at the ...

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76 kW Rooftop Array: Salazar Hall

  • Sonoma State University (CA)

The solar array covering about 9,500 square feet of roof area of the former campus library generates 75 kilowatts of electricity -- enough energy to run about 80 average homes ...

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74 kW Rooftop Array: Norton Hall

  • University at Buffalo (NY)
  • Chevron Energy Solutions (CA)

The system on top of Norton Hall is expected to produce 73,100 kilowatt hours annually, about six percent of the building's annual electrical power consumption.

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74 kW Rooftop Array: Wheatley Building

  • University of Massachusetts Boston (MA)
  • Ostrow Electrical Company (MA)

The sunlight that shines on the fourth-floor roof of Wheatley Hall is now providing clean, renewable energy to the building, saving University of Massachusetts Boston an anticipated $10,000 in ...

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71 kW Ground Mount Arrays: Aiken Solar Trackers (17)

  • University of Vermont (VT)

This project, supported by a $200,000 grant from the student-supported Clean Energy Fund, involved installation of 17 solar trackers on a highly visible portion of UVM land that is ...

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68 kW Rooftop Array: Atlantic Hall

  • Salem State University (MA)

In 2009, Salem State completed the installation of a 68 kW PV array on Atlantic Hall, a dormitory built in 2004 on a former industrial site. The PV system was ...

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61 kW Rooftop Array: Thomas McGee Building

  • North Shore Community College (MA)
  • Solar Design Associates (MA)

In February 2006, the NSCC Facilities department invited the Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources to survey the college as a potential Solar Photovoltaic site. Working with several state agencies NSCC ...

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60 kW Rooftop Array: Business Administration A Wing

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Solar Power Partners
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)

Roof top mount. Business Administration Building A-wing: Fixed system. 252 panels. 60.48 kWdc.QMA (qualified management agreement) or SSA (solar services agreement). PV Panel Type: Kyocera Polycrystalline 240 watts ...

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60 kW Rooftop Array: Huang Engineering Center

  • Stanford University (CA)

The Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center and the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering are the latest additions to Stanford’s state of the art facilities. BP Solar provided nearly 300 ...

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60 kW Rooftop Array: Synergy House

  • Stanford University (CA)

Synergy House cooperative members, who live near the top of San Juan Hill in a historic wood-frame mansion, had a nearly $30,000 windfall that they wanted to put toward ...

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59 kW Rooftop Array: Adam Joseph Lewis Environmental Center

  • Oberlin College (OH)

Key features of the building include solar panels on the roof.

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59 kW Rooftop Array: MLK Student Union

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

UC Berkeley's Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) and Graduate Assembly (GA) have voted almost unanimously to allocate sizable chunks of their budgets - 8.5 percent and ...

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58 kW Rooftop Array: Peterson Field House

  • University of Mount Union (OH)

Roof (Peterson Field House).The project is part of the $17.5 million renovation to the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex (MAAC). It was made possible through an anonymous investor ...

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55 kW Rooftop Array: Eagle Learning Center

  • Eastern University (PA)
  • Community Energy, Inc. (PA)

An array of solar panels mounted on the roof of the Eagle Learning Center at Eastern University in St. Davids, PA, is now producing clean energy and reducing the University ...

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55 kW Rooftop Array: Moser Hall

  • Youngstown State University (OH)
  • Carbon Vision LLC (OH)

Youngstown State University has a 55 kW solar PV system on the flat roof of Moser Hall. The system utilizes a racking system from Youngstown-based Northern States Metals. Wind tunnel ...

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54 kW Ground Mount Array: Research Innovation Center

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Ground-mount, fixed-tilt (30 degree tilt): Research Innovation Center.Utility appetite for RECs and available incentives have dried up. Short term, no plans. Long term CSU remains hopeful for future solar ...

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50 kW Rooftop Array: Colman Sports Center

  • Hiram College (OH)
  • Carbon Vision LLC (OH)

The Ohio Department of Development awarded Hiram College and its partner, Carbon Vision LLC, a grant for $165,728 for the installation of 234 solar panels on the Coleman Sports ...

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50 kW Rooftop Array: Higher Education Complex

  • Florida Atlantic University (FL)
  • Advanced Roofing, Inc. (FL)
  • Advanced Green Technologies (FL)

The $250,000 array includes 240 individual panels producing 50,000 watts of power, which is expected to cut FAU’s power bill by 20 percent to 25 percent at ...

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50 kW Rooftop Arrays: Campus Center

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJ)

The university’s rooftop panels, which produce 50 kilowatts of power, were installed in 2004 by LB Electric Co., a company founded by alumnus Leon Baptiste ’91 that began as ...

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50 kW Rooftop Array: Cascades Campus

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The solar project is expected to cost about $575,000 and will be funded out of the school’s general fund, which is primarily a combination of state dollars and ...

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50 kW Rooftop Array: East Campus Athletic Village

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)

The East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV) has a 50-kilowatt photovoltaic array installed on the roof. The innovative design for the ECAV stadium employs a solar shading screen to control glare ...

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50 kW Wind Turbine

  • West Texas A&M University (TX)

A 50 kW wind turbine system located at WTAMU's Nance Ranch produces the energy required by its cattle feedlot operations. It consumed approximately 125,000 kWh of electricity based ...

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49 kW Rooftop Array: Social Sciences Building

  • University at Albany (NY)
  • Solar Liberty (NY)

More than $287,000 in federal stimulus money will fund the installation of a 49-kilowatt solar panel system on the Social Sciences Building, saving $69,130 a year. The project ...

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49 kW Rooftop Array: Science Center

  • Alfred University (NY)
  • Solar Liberty (NY)

NYSERDA has announced the awarding of a $268,840 grant for the installation of a large solar panel array, capable of generating 48.88 kW, on the roof of the ...

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48 kW Rooftop Array: Student Recreation Center

  • Sonoma State University (CA)

In the summer of 2007, the Recreation Center building finished construction with a Phase I installment of 48 kilowatts of solar panels on the Everest Gym roof. Rebates from the ...

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47 kW Rooftop Array: Donald Bren Hall

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

Donald Bren Hall received rebates through the State of California for the building's 47 kilowatt solar photovoltaic system. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Donald Bren Hall incorporates solar photovoltaic panels ...

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44 kW Rooftop and Curtain Wall Arrays: Lillis Business Complex

  • University of Oregon (OR)
  • Solar Design Associates (MA)

The building integrates three different types of photovoltaic arrays: glass-integrated PVs for the atrium curtain wall and skylights, peel-and-stick thin-film PVs on the penthouse metal roof, and flat-rooftop arrays. The ...

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43 kW Rooftop Array: Towler Hall

  • Clatsop Community College (OR)
  • SolarCity

Clatsop Community College has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the company SolarCity and their investors. SolarCity installed the net metering system and will maintain it for fifteen ...

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42 kW Rooftop Array: Palo Duro Research Facility

  • West Texas A&M University (TX)

A solar photovoltaic (PV) system and a wind turbine system are to be utilized to reduce energy use from the electrical grid consumption at West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) through ...

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41 kW Rooftop Array: In-Vessel Composting Facility

  • Ohio University (OH)
  • Dovetail Solar & Wind (OH)

Ohio University is home to the largest in-vessel compost system at any college or university in the nation. There is currently 41.1 kW of photovoltaic panels at the Compost ...

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41 kW Rooftop Array: Mission Bay Aquatic Center

  • San Diego State University (CA)
  • Sullivan Solar Power (CA)

This is one of four sites installed by Sullivan Solar Power for SDSU and is the first net-zero commercial building in San Diego. The Associated Students of San Diego State ...

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40 kW Rooftop Array: Keystone Science Center

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

The 40 kW, ballasted rooftop solar system installed by AEG Power Solutions is forecasted to generate around 52,000 kWh of energy, annually, for the FREEDM Systems Center.

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40 kW Rooftop Array: Hoover House

  • Stanford University (CA)
  • REC Solar (CA)

The official home of the Stanford University President has gone solar. The electric meter for Hoover House runs backward at times, with the solar panels creating more electricity than the ...

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40 kW Rooftop Array: Fisher Hall

  • Yale University (CT)

Fisher Hall at the Yale Divinity School provides a platform for 40kW solar system consisting of 255 solar panels. Installed in 2007, the solar panels generate approximately 45,200 kilowatt-hours ...

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39 kW Rooftop Array: Alumni Pool

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

Solar panels are installed at the MIT Museum (N52) and at the Student Center. Those panels generate a combined total of 11,500 kilowatt hours.

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35 kW Solar Demonstration Project

  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell (NM)
  • Xcel Energy

ENMU-Roswell has partnered with Xcel Energy to construct a community solar energy demonstration site on Campus behind the Occupational Technology Center. The project covers 22,000 square feet and includes ...

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34 kW Rooftop Array: Dana Building

  • University of Michigan (MI)

U-M has implemented a series of alternative energy programs at its Ann Arbor campus, including an array of photovoltaic panels on the roof of the Dana Building which houses the ...

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33 kW Rooftop Array: School of International Service Building

  • American University (DC)

Green features of the School of International Service builiding include a 33 kilowatt solar array that is expected to produce 33,000 kWh of electricity.

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33 kW Rooftop Array: Health Sciences Building, Tacoma Park Campus

  • Montgomery College (MD)

The College currently has 83 kW of solar photovoltaic electricity generation capacity and a 900 tube(evacuated) solar array. These generate approximately 160,000 kWh of electricity and 183,960 ...

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33 kW Rooftop Array: Business Instructional Facility

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
  • Bodine Scott Renewable (TX)

There are 4,000 square feet of solar photovoltaic panels on the roof of the Business Instructional Facility. This was the first production rooftop solar array installed on a campus ...

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32 kW Carport Canopy: Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies

  • San Francisco State University (CA)

The PV system, rated at nearly 32 kilowatts with an impressive array of 228 solar panels, provides electricity for the conference center at the SFSU Romberg Tiburon Environmental Learning Center ...

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32 kW Rooftop Installation: Tahoe Center for Environmental Science

  • Sierra Nevada College (NV)

The 31.5-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) roofing system is composed of 900 SolarSave PV roof tiles and nine 3,500-watt inverters with combiner boxes. The Tahoe Center for Environmental Science is ...

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32 kW Rooftop Array: Hyland Hall

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (WI)

As of December 2010, solar panels have begun producing clean and sustainable energy from sunlight atop Timothy J. Hyland Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.The renewable energy installation is ...

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31 kW Rooftop Array: University Ice Arena

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)

In 2004, municipal utilities for the city of Bowling Green partnered with BGSU to install 31 kilowatts (kW) of photovoltaic (PV) panels on the roof of the University Ice Arena ...

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30 kW Rooftop Array: MAREC

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

The 25,000-square-foot MAREC office building has a 30-kilowatt solar roof system. Grand Valley State University's energy center in Muskegon will be selling renewable energy credits generated by the ...

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30 kW Rooftop Array: Harwood Arena

  • Kean University (NJ)

Harwood Arena has a 30 kW solar array that provides approximately 5% of electricity for the building. A solar array is also in place in the Maxine and Jack Lane ...

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