Green Power Projects

Introduction

AASHE's Higher Education Green Power Projects Database includes both on-campus renewable energy installations as well as power purchase agreements for renewable energy generated off-site.

At a Glance

751
Total Resources
461
Organizations
7
Countries
47
U.S. States & Territories
6
Canadian Provinces

Bars in graphs can be clicked to view resources that align with a particular category. Because a resource may be listed under multiple topics and disciplines, graph data may include higher total counts than what is indicated in total resources above.

751 resources

4 kW Rooftop Array: Solar Garage

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The garage known as Olwen was built in 2014 by renewable energy and ecological design students in only one semester. Under the leadership of professors Lucas Brown, Steve Letendre, and ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2016
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182 kW Rooftop Array: El Pomar Sports Center

  • Colorado College (CO)

The newest solar panel additions are located on the roofs of the El Pomar Sports Center and the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center. The panels on El Pomar generate ...

  • Posted Nov. 30, 2016
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101 kW Rooftop Array: EKG Cornerstone Arts Center

  • Colorado College (CO)

The newest solar panel additions are located on the roofs of the El Pomar Sports Center and the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center. The panels on Cornerstone produce approximately ...

  • Posted Nov. 30, 2016
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50 kW Canopy Array: Deep Green Residence Hall

  • Berea College (KY)

This array of 114 photovoltaic (PV) panels will generate electricity to meet just over 15% of the building’s energy needs: at 50 kW. This rooftop system utilizes a series ...

  • Posted Nov. 30, 2016
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35 kW Rooftop Array: Worner Campus Center

  • Colorado College (CO)

Approximately 144 solar panels producing 35KW were installed on the Worner Center roof to help offset the electrical usage in the building. An interactive flatscreen on the main floor monitors ...

  • Posted Nov. 30, 2016
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20 kW Rooftop Array: Children's Center

  • Colorado College (CO)

The Children’s Center at Colorado College received solar panels, which produce 414,000 kilowatt hours a year.

  • Posted Nov. 30, 2016
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18 kW Rooftop Array: Spencer Center

  • Colorado College (CO)

An 18kW array was installed as part of building renovations in 2014.

  • Posted Nov. 30, 2016
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11 kW Rooftop Array: Dean of Students' Residence

  • Colorado College (CO)

A 10.7kW array.

  • Posted Nov. 30, 2016
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7 kW Rooftop Array: President's House

  • California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)

The 21 roof-mounted photovoltaic cells were installed by Western Sun Systems and produce 6.9 kilowatts of power. That’s enough electricity to meet about 80 percent of the total ...

  • Posted Nov. 30, 2016
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7 kW Rooftop Array: Synergy House

  • Colorado College (CO)

The Synergy House is Colorado College's first net-zero energy building, designed as a prototype for students to study and discuss as the college moves toward carbon neutrality. House features ...

  • Posted Nov. 30, 2016
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1 kW Rooftop Array: KRCC Radio Station

  • Colorado College (CO)

Radio station KRCC, an NPR-member station and home of Radio Colorado College, has installed a rooftop photovoltaic (PV) solar power system, making it the first solar installation on a radio ...

  • Posted Nov. 30, 2016
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296 kW Rooftop Arrays: School of Law Building, MacMillan Law Library, and North Decatur Building.

  • Emory University (GA)

Together, the three sites will have the capacity to produce about 295.5 kilowatts (kW), a rating of the systems' direct current (DC) output power, according to Brent Zern, assistant ...

  • Posted Nov. 2, 2016
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539 kW Rooftop Array: Res/Rec

  • North Central College (IL)

The installation of 1,632 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and energy storage system on the roof of the Residence Hall/Recreation Center (Res/Rec) will provide 22 percent of the ...

  • Posted Nov. 1, 2016
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4 kW State Farm Solar Research Facility System

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

This research facility offers multiple opportunities to students and staff at Appalachian state to conduct research in photovoltaic and solar thermal technologies. There are a number of photovoltaic and solar ...

  • Posted Oct. 20, 2016
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3.2 MW Solar Parking Canopy

  • Bristol Community College (MA)

A new 3.2 MW solar parking canopy covering 800 parking spaces across five acres at the Bristol Community College’s Fall River Campus is the largest of its kind ...

  • Posted Oct. 18, 2016
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100 kW Ground Mount Array: Donald W. Reynolds Center for Technology

  • Western Nevada College (NV)
  • Black Rock Solar (NV)

In 2012, a 418-panel arrangement that can produce 100-kilowatts of energy was placed adjacent to the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Technology.

  • Posted Oct. 18, 2016
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10 kW Rooftop Array: Measurement, Materials & Sustainable Environment Center

  • University of Kansas (KS)

Powerful research defines KU. And now it’s spelled out — in solar panels — on one of the newest buildings in KU’s engineering complex. Westar Energy recently awarded the university ...

  • Posted Oct. 18, 2016
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Medium-scale Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine

  • Iowa Lakes Community College (IA)

Wind is something Iowa Lakes Community College knows well. After two years of solid engineering, one of its partners has donated a game-changing turbine prototype to their school. Because of ...

  • Posted May 15, 2016
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232 kW Sangren Hall Solar Array

  • Western Michigan University (MI)
  • Cascade Engineering, Inc. (MI)

Sangren Hall hosts a 232 kW solar array, which helps limit the university's greenhouse gas emissions and offsets energy costs. The most recent solar installation offers nearly five times ...

  • Posted March 9, 2016
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50 kW Miller Solar Array

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

The Miller Solar Array consists of 216 solar panels organized in 18 separate unites, which cumulatively add up to 50 kW of power production. The use of the micro-inverters for ...

  • Posted March 9, 2016
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12 kW Wood Hall Solar Array

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

The Wood Hall Solar Array is a 12 kW array, which consists of three different types of solar panels: mono-crystalline, poly-crystalline, and thin film amorphous silicon. Throughout its lifetime, WMU ...

  • Posted March 9, 2016
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2.2 MW kW Groundmount Array

  • Cedarville University (OH)

The 2,154 kilowatt solar array was built on the southwest edge of the campus by Cincinnati-based Melink Corporation, which was responsible for the development, engineering, construction, and operation of ...

  • Posted Jan. 14, 2016
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240 kW Solar Arrays: Downs-Jones Library, Allen-Frazier Hall and Beard-Burrowes Hall

  • Huston-Tillotson University (TX)

Huston-Tillotson University recently installed about 240 kilowatts of solar on campus. The solar energy systems are on three buildings – the Downs-Jones Library and the Allen-Frazier and Beard-Burrowes residence halls.

  • Posted Jan. 4, 2016
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64 kW Rooftop Array: Intramural Activities Building

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Installed in 2011, this solar array is the largest on campus (as of 2015) covering one fifth of the Intramural Activities Building. The array generates around 60,000 kilowatt hours ...

  • Posted Dec. 2, 2015
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35 kW Rooftop Array: Mercer Court

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

A renewable energy project began at UW in 2012 and after two years of work, a solar array was installed on the rooftop of Mercer Court A in 2014. The ...

  • Posted Dec. 2, 2015
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10 kW Rooftop Demonstration Site: UW Power Plant

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

There are three different technologies in this demonstration site that feed PV-generated electricity into the UW electrical system. The UW smart grid project monitors how much power is generated every ...

  • Posted Dec. 2, 2015
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82 kW Rooftop Array: Stetson-Sawyer Library

  • Williams College (MA)
  • Solar City (MD)

The new solar array installed on the roof of Sawyer Library is connected to the power grid after the building closes. Workers are putting the final connections in place this ...

  • Posted Nov. 17, 2015
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41 kW Solar Arrays: '66 Environmental Center

  • Williams College (MA)
  • Solar City (MD)

The building program maximizes the use of space, minimizes energy and water demand, and uses on-site solar energy and rooftop water collection to produce 100% of the energy and water ...

  • Posted Nov. 17, 2015
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36 kW Solar Canopy: Chuck and Polly Longsworth Arts Center

  • Hampshire College (MA)

A 36 kW array atop Hampshire's Chuck and Polly Longsworth Arts Center has been helping to reduce Hampshire's carbon footprint since 2010.

  • Posted Oct. 21, 2015
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63 kW Rooftop Array: Edberg-Olson Hall

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

Completed in December 2013, the 4,500 SF, 63-kilowatt solar array installed on the south-facing roof of Temple's Edberg-Olson Hall is the first solar project of its kind at ...

  • Posted Sept. 9, 2015
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1.2 MW Rooftop Solar System

  • California State University, Fullerton (CA)
  • AECOM (CO)
  • REC Solar (CA)

This project consists of three separate systems on the Performing Arts building, the Kinesiology & Health Sciences building and on a parking structure.

  • Posted July 30, 2015
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83 kW Rooftop Array: One Stop Center Building

  • Kauai Community College (HI)
  • REC Solar (CA)

REC Solar designed and installed an 83.25 kW roof-mounted system for the One Stop Center building at the Kauai Community College that produces approximately 125,000 kWh annually. The ...

  • Posted July 30, 2015
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545 kW Rooftop Array: Recreation Center

  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • Namasté Solar (CO)
  • The Atmosphere Conservancy (CO)

Ballasted Mounting. PV Panel Type: (1,786) Trina 305 watt Inverter Type: (19) Advanced Energy 23 (18), 20 (1) kW

  • Posted July 24, 2015
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220 kW Rooftop Array: Veterinary Teaching Hospital

  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • Namasté Solar (CO)
  • The Atmosphere Conservancy (CO)

Ballasted Mounting.Veterinary Teaching Hospital. PV Panel Type: (722) Trina 305 watt Inverter Type: (8) SMA 24(6), 20(2) kW

  • Posted July 24, 2015
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139 kW Rooftop Array: Parmalee Hall

  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • Namasté Solar (CO)
  • The Atmosphere Conservancy (CO)

Ballasted Mounting on flat roof (12 deg) & Direct Mounting on Tilt portion (20 deg).Parmalee Hall. PV Panel Type: (456) Trina 305 watts Inverter Type: (5) Advanced Energy 23 ...

  • Posted July 24, 2015
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100 kW Rooftop Array: Braiden Hall

  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • Namasté Solar (CO)
  • The Atmosphere Conservancy (CO)

Ballasted Mounting on flat roof (12 deg) & Direct Mounting on Tilt portion (20 deg). PV Panel Type: (392) ReneSola 255 watt Inverter Type: (5) Advanced Energy 23 (2), 16 ...

  • Posted July 24, 2015
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99 kW Rooftop Array: University Center for the Arts

  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • Namasté Solar (CO)
  • The Atmosphere Conservancy (CO)

Ballasted Mounting.University Center for the Arts. PV Panel Type: (323) Trina 305 watt Inverter Type: (4) SMA 24(1), 20(3) kW

  • Posted July 24, 2015
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92 kW Rooftop Array: Edwards Hall

  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • Namasté Solar (CO)
  • The Atmosphere Conservancy (CO)

Ballasted Mounting.Edwards Hall. PV Panel Type: (301) Trina 305 watt Inverter Type: (4) SMA 24(1), 20(2), 15(1) kW

  • Posted July 24, 2015
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1.2 MW - 4 Solar Installations

  • Bowdoin College (ME)
  • SolarCity

Bowdoin's 1.2 megawatt solar power complex includes approximately 4,420 solar panels at four major installations: rooftop systems on Farley Field House, the Sidney J. Watson Arena, and ...

  • Posted July 1, 2015
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24 kW Solar Array: Sunshades

  • Oakton Community College (IL)

This projected was funded with assistance from the Illinois Green Economy Network.

  • Posted May 7, 2015
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43 kW Rooftop Array: Business/School of Public and Environmental Affairs Building

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (IN)

The solar photovoltaic panels atop the Business/School of Public and Environmental Affairs building generate 43 kilowatts of electricity a day, an amount that would supply the daily electricity needs ...

  • Posted July 2, 2014
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22 kW Rooftop Array: Powerhouse Energy Campus

  • Colorado State University (CO)

The Colorado State University Powerhouse Energy Campus is located near the heart of downtown Fort Collins. The 100,000 square-foot Powerhouse Energy Campus consists of two parts; the CSU Engines ...

  • Posted June 2, 2014
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56 kW Rooftop Array: Medford Higher Education Center

  • Southern Oregon University (OR)

Advanced Energy Systems completed a 55.825 kW solar electric system for the Southern Oregon University, Medford Higher Education Center in 2009. The array consists of 319 SolarWorld 175 watt ...

  • Posted April 23, 2014
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2 MW Solar Field (9 Acres)

  • Oregon Institute of Technology (OR)

Oregon Tech installed 7,800 ground-mounted solar electric panels on 9 acres of hillside next to the John F. Moehl football stadium, with a total capacity of just under 2 ...

  • Posted April 8, 2014
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188 kW Rooftop Arrays: Rio Rancho Phase I, Westside Phase I, Ken Chappy Hall, Workforcetraining Center

  • Central New Mexico Community College (NM)

The project was to install 4 systems at four distinct locations. The locations include Rio Rancho Phase I, Westside Phase I, Ken Chappy Hall, Workforcetraining Center. . PV Panel Type: Suniva ...

  • Posted March 20, 2014
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4 kW Rooftop Array: Morgan Library - The Cube

  • Colorado State University (CO)

PV Panel Type: (18) Phono Solar 240 watt PV panels Inverter Type: SMA Sunny Boy

  • Posted Feb. 28, 2014
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3.3 MW Solar Field (9.6 Acres)

  • University of the Virgin Islands (VI)

In July of 2013 UVI entered into a 20 year power purchase agreement (PPA) with New Generation Power for a 3MW Solar System. With a PPA, UVI will not be ...

  • Posted Feb. 18, 2014
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50 kW Ground Mount Array: Seminole Campus

  • St. Petersburg College (FL)

In April 2014, officials from Duke Energy and St. Petersburg College flipped the switch on the Seminole Campus’ array of solar photovoltaic panels, highlighting a collaboration that began with a ...

  • Posted Jan. 27, 2014
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50 kW Ground Mount Array: Clearwater Campus

  • St. Petersburg College (FL)

In April 2014, officials from Duke Energy and St. Petersburg College flipped the switch on the Seminole Campus’ array of solar photovoltaic panels, highlighting a collaboration that began with a ...

  • Posted Jan. 24, 2014
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236 kW Rooftop and Canopy Arrays

  • Sussex County Community College (NJ)
  • Vanguard Energy Partners LLC (NJ)

The solar panels were voted on by the Board of Trustees in December 2011 and are part of a county-wide, fourteen school effort to switch towards sustainable energy. It is ...

  • Posted Oct. 28, 2013
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