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

43.8 kW Roof Top Mounts Multiple Locations

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

Three rooftop solar installations on campus totaling 43.8 kw at the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, Bell Tower Parking Deck, and North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Education Center.

  • Posted July 20, 2021
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45 MW PPA Exoplexus

  • Macalester College (MN)

We purchase our renewable energy from a 45MW solar PV grid in Minnesota. It is owned by Ecoplexus and fed into Xcel Energy's portfolio.

  • Posted July 20, 2021
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4.5 mW Carport Canopies

  • California State University, Long Beach (CA)

The rows of high-reaching solar panels will provide 4.5 megawatts and supply one-third of the campus’ energy demands during peak periods. The new system also will add 44 electric ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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2 mW PPA: Off-Site Solar Farm

  • Clark University (MA)

2 mW, 9 acre solar farm off-site in Charleton MA for which Clark receives the exclusive alternative PPA credits.

Through a state and federally supported program to encourage the development ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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42 kW Alpine Garage and Field

  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)

There is a 42kW system on the Alpine Garage and Field. UCCS retains 17/42 of the attributes.

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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182 kW Gallogly Events Center

  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)

As of 10/3/2017, the University’s largest, on-site solar system was installed on Gallogly Events Center. It is a 182 kW photovoltaic system and it allows the Gallogly ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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6.5 kW: Facilities Management Building

  • California State University, Sacramento (CA)

Sac State installed a Photovoltaic (PV) system with a new car port located behind the Facilities Management building during the 2001-02 time frame. The car port is 108 Ft. long ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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614 kW Solar Arrays - 4 Installations

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

Georgia Tech is a large user of power but we reduce the associated impacts by incorporating solar energy into many of our buildings. In total there are over 4,000 ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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120 kW: Ivy Stacks Building

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The UVA-owned Ivy Stacks solar array was designed and installed by Sun Tribe Solar and aims to support the University’s sustainability and carbon-reduction goals.

The solar array came online ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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364 kW: Ruffner Hall and the Bookstore to Dominion Power

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The university says the solar panel systems – one atop Ruffner Hall and the other at the University Bookstore – consist of 1,589 solar panels, each one about 3 by 5 ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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126 kW: Clemmons Library Roof Installation

  • University of Virginia (VA)

In 2017 a 126 kW solar PV array was installed on the roof of Clemmons Library.

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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15 kW: Skipwith Hall

  • University of Virginia (VA)

In 2016, a 15 kW solar PV array was installed on Skipwith Hall.

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3 MW Power Purchase

  • Dickinson College (PA)

Dickinson's Solar Field is a 3-MW solar facility constructed on Dickinson property. Dickinson purchases electricity from the solar field through a power purchasing agreement with Tesla.

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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11 kW Array Cassat-James Residence Hall

  • Carleton College (MN)

A 10.6 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) panel array was installed on the Cassat-James roof as part of this residence hall construction project in 2009. Electricity production averages 10 MWh ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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5 MW Solar Farm Installations

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)

The 5-MW solar project consists of two solar arrays, each providing 2.5 MW of clean energy. Construction on the project began in 2016 with the first array (Route 14 ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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515 kW Installations - Tutt Library

  • Colorado College (CO)

The library includes a geothermal energy field on Armstrong Quad, consisting of 80 wells, a 115-kilowatt rooftop solar array; a 400-kilowatt offsite solar array; a green roof-top garden; and a ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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35 kW Ground Installation - Baca Campus

  • Colorado College (CO)

A 35 kw solar array was installed at CC's Baca campus through work done by NSO Priddy Trips in 2015. The array was funded by an allocation of $50 ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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200 kW Power Purchase - CU Solar Farm

  • Missouri State University (MO)

While sunshine itself is free, the equipment to turn it into a usable source of power is not. The CU Solar Initiative provides customers the ability to more easily afford ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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48 kW Solar PV Array -- McCarthy Gymnasium / FDC

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

The McCarthy Gym array is part of the microgrid research facility and it is currently operating in "island mode."stss

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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14 kW Installation at SW1 Gateway

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (BC)

The Gateway building is a three storey 5,280-square-metre structure on the Burnaby campus. The building, which officially opened in November 2011, is a LEED Gold project, featuring numerous energy ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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250 kW Solar Installation at Energy OASIS

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (BC)

The Energy OASIS facility is comprised of: a 250 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) parking canopy paired with a 500 kWhr lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS); two DC Fast Charge ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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1 MW Solar Power at NUST

  • National University of Sciences and Technology (Federal)

In a major step towards achieving this objective, NUST’s Islamabad campus has reduced its dependence on the local grid by shifting part of its electricity needs to self-generated solar ...

  • Posted Jan. 19, 2021
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8.2 kW Ground mount array: ARDEC South - Ag Research Project

  • Colorado State University (CO)

8.2 kW Ground mount array: Agricultural Research, Development and Education Center (ARDEC) / ADREC South, previously known as Portner Farm. This is an Ag Research Project - agrivoltaics. PV Panel Type ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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4.2 kW Canopy Array: Bike Shelter - Facilities Services North

  • Colorado State University (CO)

4.2 kW Canopy Array: Bike Shelter - Facilities Services North. PV Panel Type: (12) Solaria 350 watt. Inverter Type: (12) Enphase .3 kW.

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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14.8 kW Rooftop Array: Western Colorado Research Center - Orchard Mesa - Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

  • Colorado State University (CO)

14.8 kW Rooftop Array: Western Colorado Research Center - Orchard Mesa - Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. PV Panel Type: (34) SunPower 435 watt. Inverter Type: (1) Solar Edge 20 kW.

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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14.8 kW Rooftop Array: Western Colorado Research Center - Orchard Mesa - Classroom Office Building

  • Colorado State University (CO)

14.8 kW solar PV array at the Western Colorado Research Center - Orchard Mesa - Classroom Office Building. PV Panel Type: (34) SunPower 435 watt. Inverter Type: (1) Solar Edge 20 ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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12 kW Rooftop array: Arkansas Valley Research Center - Rocky Ford, CO

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Roof mount solar PV array. Arkansas Valley Research Center - Rocky Ford, CO. 12 kW array. PV Panel Type: (41) Mission Solar 305 watt. Inverter Type: (1) Solar Edge 14.4 ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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1.7 kW Pole mount: Student Recreation Center

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Solar Curve, pole mount solar PV array outside the Student Recreation Center. PV Panel Type: (6) Lumos 285 watt panels. Inverter Type: (1) Fronius 1.5 kW.

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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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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1.7 kW Powerhouse Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

  • 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 March 20, 2018
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5.9 MW Wind Energy Purchase

  • Southwestern University (TX)

In January 2010, Southwestern University signed an agreement with the City of Georgetown that enables the university to meet all its electric needs with wind power. Under the agreement, Southwestern ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2018
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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

  • UNSW Sydney (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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1.6 MW Hydro Purchase from King’s Fall Hydroelectric Facility

  • St. Lawrence University (NY)

In 2015, St. Lawrence University signed a long-term agreement with Gravity Renewables that allowed for the refurbishment and repair of the King’s Fall Hydroelectric Facility in Lewis County. That ...

  • Posted Jan. 2, 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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850 kW Hydro Purchase from Chittenden Falls Hydroelectric Facility

  • Skidmore College (NY)

In 2015, Skidmore College finalized an agreement with Gravity Renewables to purchase the output of the revitalized Chittenden Falls Hydroelectric Facility in Columbia County. The certified low-impact dam generates about ...

  • 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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3.3 MW Wind Purchase from Roth Rock Wind Farm

  • University System of Maryland Office (MD)

The University of Maryland System and the Maryland Department of General Services are jointly purchasing 20% of the output of the 50 MW Roth Rock Wind Farm via a 20 ...

  • Posted Nov. 13, 2017
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18 MW Wind Purchase from Pinnacle Wind Farm

  • University System of Maryland Office (MD)

The University of Maryland System is purchasing 33% of the output of the 55 MW Pinnacle Wind Farm via a 20 year power purchase agreement. The Maryland Department of General ...

  • Posted Nov. 13, 2017
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