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12 kW Ground Mount Array: Pewaukee Campus

  • Waukesha County Technical College (WI)

With financial assistance from We Energies and Focus on Energy, WCTC installed a solar photovoltaic electrical generation system at the Pewaukee Campus to provide electrical energy to the college and ...

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12 kW Rooftop Array: Davis Campus Building No. 2

  • Weber State University (UT)

Weber State’s Davis Campus building number two is equipped with a roof-top solar array. The installation is part of a larger conservation project taken on by the University in ...

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10 kW Array: Solar Shingles on Student Apartment Complex Community Center

  • Oakland University (MI)

In the spring of 2003, OU installed a 10kW photovoltaic demonstration project on the new student apartment complex at 4000 Meadowbrook Drive. The system uses 550 building integrated PV shingles ...

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10 kW Rooftop Array: Park Residence Hall

  • Connecticut College (CT)

In 1999, a 10kW array of solar panels was installed on a residence hall at Connecticut College to offset the power required by a boiler plant that was installed that ...

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10 kW Canopy Array: Institute of Texan Cultures

  • University of Texas at San Antonio (TX)

The sunlight gathered from the solar arrays is converted into electricity, generating up to 10 kilowatts -- enough to power three average homes during optimal weather conditions. The electricity produced by ...

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10 kW Rooftop Array: Science Center

  • Colorado Mesa University (CO)

The solar installation is a 10 kW Photovoltaic System with 64 155-watt panels. It is projected there will be a $100,000 energy savings over the 25-year warranty period for ...

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10 kW Rooftop Array: Robertson Lodge

  • Hartwick College (NY)

The Robertson Lodge at Hartwick’s Pine Lake Environmental Campus boasts a 10-kW photovoltaic system which provides on average about half of the building’s electricity over the course of ...

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10 kW Ground Mount Arrays

  • James Madison University (VA)

Solar panels - 225 of them installed near the College of Integrated Science and Technology - are helping power the ISAT building and providing study opportunities for students. The panels contribute about ...

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10 kW Rooftop Array: Engineering Building

  • Lawrence Technological University (MI)

Lawrence Technological University (LTU), located in Southfield, Michigan, received a grant in 2004 from the Energy Office of Michigan’s Department of Labor & Economic Growth to install and demonstrate ...

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10 kW Ground Mount: Facilities Services Building

  • Long Island University (NY)

Long Island University began powering its Facilities Services building with a 10 kilowatt solar generating system. The photovoltaic panels, ground-mounted on a 700-square-foot pad, help provide the energy for the ...

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10 kW Solar Pavilion

  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • Irish Construction Co (MI)

Thanks in large part to a grant from the Energy Office of the state of Michigan’s Department of Consumer and Industry Services, Michigan State University has installed it’s ...

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10 kW Rooftop Array

  • Middle Tennessee State University (TN)

MTSU renewable energy projects include a solar array for power generation, solar-powered fans, and power-generating exercise equipment in the Recreation Center.

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10 kW Rooftop Array: Engineering Building

  • University of Detroit Mercy (MI)

The College of Engineering & Science at the University of Detroit Mercy installed a 10-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system on the roof of the Engineering Building. The system was partially funded ...

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10 kW Rooftop Array: McKee Hall

  • University of Northern Colorado (CO)

UNC has invested in a small 10kw solar array on top of McKee Hall. This was installed fall of 2008 and the cost was offset with an Xcel energy rebate ...

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10 kW Rooftop Arrays: Student Housing & Admissions Building

  • Wesleyan University (CT)
  • RGS Energy (CO)

Solar photovoltaic (PV) installations are located at 19 Fountain Avenue (7.2 kW, installed 2008), and Admissions (3 kW, installed 2008).

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9 kW Rooftop Array: Venable Hall

  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MA)

The 9-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system is made up of 30 solar modules manufactured by RWE Schott Solar of Billerica, Mass. These modules are expected to remain functional for 30 ...

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9 kW Rooftop Array: Dairy Farm

  • University of Delaware (DE)

The solar panels are part of a 9.2-kilowatt system that has the potential to produce an estimated 11,000 kilowatt hours per year. The system is monitored to see ...

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9 kW Rooftop Array: Lewis Hall

  • University of Redlands (CA)

The building utilizes energy efficient design and a small photovoltaic array which generates a total of 9.4 kW. The space frame over the courtyard is designed to support additional ...

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9 kW Rooftop Array: Visitor Center

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The Visitor Center (previously the McKay Natural Awareness Center) was constructed in 1977, with a 16,000-square foot addition built in 2001. Solar thermal panels provide 40 percent of the ...

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8 kW Rooftop Array: Student Center

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Zapotec Energy (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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8 kW Ground Mount Array: Energy Demonstration Center

  • Northwestern Michigan College (MI)

The solar system was made possible by a $60,000 grant from the State of Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth (DLEG) Energy Office, along with additional support from ...

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8 kW Rooftop Array: Technology Center

  • Salt Lake Community College (UT)

The 8 kw roof-mounted, grid tied PV system was completed in April 2009. The system consists of forty-eight 175 Watt Sharp PV modules and 48 Enphase micro-inverters that convert the ...

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8 kW Rooftop Array: Administration and Classroom Building

  • Thomas College (ME)

The first solar photovoltaic (PV) system was installed on the roof of the main administration and classroom building. This is an 8.3 kilowatt grid-tied system with 44 panels. Total ...

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8 kW Rooftop Array: Eccles Health, Wellness & Athletic Center,

  • Westminster College - Missouri (MO)

Westminster was the first college campus in Utah with on-site solar. Thanks to assistance from Rocky Mountain Power's Blue Sky Block Grant program, the College has three systems generating ...

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7 kW Rooftop Array: University Memorial Center

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Roof, fixed-tilt array (UMC: University Memorial Center). Student-funded.

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7 kW Canopy Array: Blackburn-McMurray Outdoor Intramural Sports Complex

  • University of Mississippi (MS)
  • Tennessee Valley Authority (TN)

Located on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford, the solar photovoltaic system is built right next to the concession stand at Blackburn-McMurray Outdoor Intramural Sports Complex. The ...

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7 kW Rooftop Array: Morley Science Center

  • Williams College (MA)
  • Berkshire Photovoltaic Services (MA)

A 7.2 kw rooftop array was installed in 2004 at the Morley Science Center.

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6 kW Rooftop Array: Hannon Library

  • Southern Oregon University (OR)

The 6-kilowatt PV system on Hannon Library consists of 24 solar panels connected together to send power that feeds directly into the City of Ashland's 3-phase power grid, at ...

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6 kW Rooftop Array: Facilities Building

  • Southern Utah University (UT)

The newly implemented 6kW photovoltaic system on the facilities building west of campus produces power through 175-watt monocrystalline photovoltaic panels that feed to two, 4500 watt inverters for the university ...

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6 kW Rooftop Array: Chancellor's Residence

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Unveiled in August 2008 is a six kilowatt solar PV "plug-n-play" integration at the Chancellor's home. It was installed by Namaste Solar Electric, and includes monitoring of solar production.

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6 kW Rooftop Array: Sterling Sill Center

  • University of Utah (UT)

While the building maintains its midcentury architecture, the solar panels on the roof, an experimental student garden complete with a weather station, a prototype Ice Ball cooling system and lounge ...

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6 kW Wall Mount: Steam Plant

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Crews installed a new 6.6-kilowatt solar panel array in August 2009 to help VCU offset about 7,000 metric tons of carbon gases each year. The work was done ...

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5 kW Solar Sidewalk Canopy

  • Florida Atlantic University (FL)

The Sidewalk is a model of future canopies for schools across the Sunshine State which protects children from rain while also producing electricity and avoiding 175 tons of carbon dioxide ...

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5 kW Rooftop Array: Oshtemo Cottage at the Mary Lea Environmental Learning Center

  • Goshen College (IN)

An array of photovoltaic panels, mounted on the collegiate Oshtemo Cottage at the Mary Lea Environmental Learning Center's south-facing roof, powers 13-15% of the buildings’ electrical needs. On a ...

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5 kW Rooftop Arrays: Schewel Hall

  • Lynchburg College (VA)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)

A 5 kw photovoltaic (PV) panel has been installed on the roof of Schewel Hall. A TV screen has been installed in the atrium area of the building to display ...

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5 kW Ground Mount Arrays: Alumni House and Tennis Courts

  • Lyndon State College (VT)

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders visited the campus to announce a $32,000 U.S. Department of Energy grant for a 5-kilowatt solar power array on the Lyndon campus.The ...

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5 kW Rooftop Array: Admissions & Alumni Building

  • Seattle University (WA)

The Admissions & Alumni building's rooftop solar panels generate 3% of the building's electrical needs. The Student Center has solar panels mounted on a pole, the south wall ...

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5 kW Rooftop, Wall and Pole Mount Arrays: Student Center

  • Seattle University (WA)
  • Seattle City Light (WA)

Seattle University's solar electric installation was a joint effort between seniors in the School of Science and Engineering and the Facilities department. The students determined the best location for ...

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5 kW Rooftop Array: Shidler College of Business Complex

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Shidler College of Business has begun installing a 4.5-kilowatt solar photovoltaic panel system on one of its towers over the winter break. The ...

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5 kW Rooftop Array: Cole Student Activities Center

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • Johnson Controls, Inc (WI)

A 5.25 kW photovoltaic solar array was installed on the roof of the Cole Student Activities Building in 2009. An interactive computer monitor was installed in the lobby of ...

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4 kW Ground Mount: Raley Lot

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • Southern Energy Management (NC)

Employees with Southern Energy Management have installed a four kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system near Raley Hall on the Appalachian State University campus. The system will convert solar energy into approximately ...

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4 kW Rooftop Array: Science Center

  • Saint John's University (MN)

A modest solar array was added to the science center at Saint John's in 2008.

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4 kW Rooftop Array: Smith Hall

  • Drury University (MO)

Solar panels were installed on Smith Hall Dormitory.

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4 kW Ground Mount Array

  • Eastfield College - DCCCD (TX)

Eastfield College in Mesquite and Green Mountain Energy Company today unveiled the campus’ new solar array. It is the first photovoltaic (PV) solar system to power a school in the ...

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4 kW Solar Array

  • New River Community College (VA)

New River Community College – The Alternative Energy System includes 30 solar panels that feed generated power directly into power grid and serves as a learning resource for students in the ...

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4 kW Ground Mount Array: McLean Environmental Living and Learning Center

  • Northland College (WI)

The McLean Environmental Living and Learning Center, which opened in 1998. Sustainability Features include three photovoltaic solar arrays that provide efficient active solar energy collection.

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4 kW Rooftop Array: Innovation Center

  • Ohio University (OH)
  • Third Sun Solar (OH)

The first solar system installed at Ohio University was incorporated into the roof at the Innovation Center on West State Street, which opened in July 2003. The 4-kilowatt system makes ...

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4 kW Rooftop Array: Natural Science, Mathematics and College of Education Building

  • St. Petersburg College (FL)

St. Petersburg College installed its first photovoltaic system on the Clearwater campus in March 2010. The system generates power for the electrical grid, and is installed on the roof of ...

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4 kW Rooftop Array: Agriculture Extension Building

  • Utah State University (UT)

This 4.3 kilowatt solar installation on the rooftop of USU’s Agricultural Extension building is part of a larger preservation effort by the County. The project will provide educational ...

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3 kW Ground Mount Array: Frey Hall

  • Messiah College (PA)

A team of Messiah students spent designed a 3KW photovoltaic (PV) system. Solar Scholars installed the system behind Frey Hall in the spring semester of 2008 with Wohlsen Construction and ...

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