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

725
Total Resources
451
Organizations
6
Countries
48
U.S. States & Territories
7
Canadian Provinces

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725 resources

1.1 MW Solar Field (8.5 acres)

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

The system is located on 8.5 acres southeast of the Science & Engineering Building. It consists of 4,900 solar panels that follow the sun’s movement during the ...

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1 MW Solar Field

  • Shasta College (CA)
  • SunPower Corp (CA)

The college generates about 36 percent of its energy from a field of solar collectors on the north edge of campus. The 1-megawatt solar array began producing power in spring ...

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1 MW Solar Field (6 Acres)

  • Victor Valley College (CA)

In November 2009, the VVCCD Board of Trustees approved moving forward with a 1 MegaWatt Solar Generating Facility. The system uses large area lenses to focus sunlight on small areas ...

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959 kW Solar Farm

  • Cerro Coso College (CA)
  • Kern Community College District (CA)

Construction was completed in June of 2004. The general project design consists of 6 ½ acres of ground mounted Sharp Electronic solar modules and a free standing concrete building that ...

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885 kW Rooftop Array: Parking Structure 4 - Rural Road (Phase 1 - East side & Southwest section)

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

Parking structure canopy. Rural Road Parking Structure (PS4): Fixed array, 3,276 panels, 884.52 kWdc. 440 shaded parking spaces. PV Panel Type: Suntech Polycrystalline 270 watts Inverter Type: Adv ...

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880 kW Canopy Parking Structure 1 - Apache Blvd.

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Constellation Energy (MD)
  • CarbonFree Technology Inc. (ON)

Parking structure canopy. Apache Bldg. Parking Structure, PS 1: Fixed array. 4,320 panels. 880 kWdc. 586 shaded parking spaces. PV Panel Type: Suntech Polycrystalline, 200 watts Inverter Type: Xantrex

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856 kW Canopy Array (Phase 2)

  • Butte College (CA)
  • Chevron Energy Solutions (CA)

Parking canopy (406 kW) and ground-mount (450 kW). .2009: PG&E CA Solar Initiative rebate of $833,000. Financing by Bank of America Public Capital Corp. 2008: PG&E Solar Initiative rebate ...

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850 kW Rooftop Arrays: Delaware Field House, Clayton Hall, 461 Wyoming Road

  • University of Delaware (DE)
  • Standard Solar
  • Perpetual Energy Systems (CA)

UD's initial solar array includes more than 2,000 panels to yield an 850-kilowatt solar electric system. UD's system is expected to generate approximately 1,035,000 kilowatt ...

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753 kW Canopy Carport System

  • Anne Arundel Community College (MD)
  • Standard Solar
  • WGL Energy

Standard Solar is calling its new 753kW carport PV system at Maryland’s Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) the largest PV system of its kind in Maryland and one of ...

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750 kW Solar Strand

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

The University at Buffalo Solar Strand, brought to life by world-renowned artist Walter Hood, reflects the transformative vision that defines UB’s long-range aspirations. Groups of photovoltaic panels are mounted ...

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723 kW Rooftop Arrays: University Hall and the Von der Ahe Library

  • Loyola Marymount University (CA)
  • PowerLight Corporation (CA)

Due to an innovative partnership between LMU, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the Southern California Gas Company, and solar electric company PowerLight, the 723-kilowatt hours peak ...

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711 kW Canopy Parking Structure 5 - Stadium Dr.

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Constellation Energy (MD)
  • CarbonFree Technology Inc. (ON)

Parking structure canopy. Stadium Parking Structure, PS 5: single-axis tracker. 3,510 panels. 711 kWdc. PV Panel Type: Suntech Poly-crystalline 200/210 watts Inverter Type: Xantrex GT250 (3)

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631 kW Severn Solar Array

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • Standard Solar
  • WGL Energy

UMD was selected as a Maryland Energy Administration Project Sunburst Initiative Partner and awarded a grant aimed at promoting the installation of renewable energy systems on public buildings in Maryland ...

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600 kW Solar Parking Canopies

  • California State University, Fullerton (CA)
  • SunEdison

The power-purchase agreement allows the CSU to purchase renewable power at or below current retail rates, while avoiding the cost of installing the system. Under the agreement, SunEdison will finance ...

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600 kW Rooftop Array: Newark Center

  • Ohlone College (CA)
  • Perkins+Will (NY)

The Newark Center features one of the largest solar power collection system in the Silicon Valley, a 600kW solar collection system covering 38,000 feet of roof space with the ...

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559 kW Solar Canopies: Parking Lot 1

  • California State University, Dominguez Hills (CA)
  • SunEdison

3,288 solar photovoltaic panels configured in 8 arrays, with the capacity to generate 560 kWdc of peak power and 694,820 kilowatt hours of energy per year, were installed ...

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510 kW Photovoltaic Educational Laboratory

  • Milwaukee Area Technical College (WI)
  • Johnson Controls, Inc (WI)

The 32-acre, 510 kW facility is believed to be the first of its kind in the United States. Energy produced at the site is used to operate the Milwaukee Public ...

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505 kW Rooftop Arrays: Four Campus Buildings

  • American University (DC)
  • Standard Solar
  • WGL Energy

American University is installing one of the largest solar electricity systems in Washington, D.C. and the largest urban solar hot water system on the east coast. More than 2 ...

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500 kW Solar Field (3.5 Acres)

  • University of New Mexico, Taos (NM)

The 3.5 acre solar array contains over 2,700 photovoltaic panels and generates 500 kilowatts of power---more than enough to serve all the power needs of the UNM-Taos campus ...

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500 kW Rooftop Array: 7 Buildings

  • Coppin State University (MD)
  • Constellation Energy (MD)

Roofs (7: Physical Education Complex, Parlett Moore Library, Tawes Center, Dedmond Hall , Miles W. Connor Administrative Building, Daley Hall, and The Talon Center).$500,000 grant from MEA SunBurst Project ...

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500 kW Rooftop Array: Arsenal on the Charles

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • SunPower Corp (CA)

Harvard University installed a massive array of solar panels on a centuries-old arms factory to help meet the goal of reducing its carbon footprint. A 500-kilowatt solar array - nearly 2 ...

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500 kW Ground Mount Array

  • Monroe County Community College (MI)

Officials have officially inaugurated a 500 kW solar installation located on the main campus of Monroe County Community College (MCCC) in Monroe County, Mich. The $3 million photovoltaic system on ...

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467 kW Parking Canopy Arrays: Southwest and North

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

The more than 2,800 165-watt solar panels built on the southwest side of the campus, combined with more than 3000 75-watt panels on CSUN's north side, are expected ...

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454 kW Rooftop Arrays: Bey Hall, Boylan Gymnasium, Rebecca Stafford Student Center, and Facilities Management Building

  • Monmouth University (NJ)
  • PowerLight Corporation (CA)

Comprised of 2,344 solar electric modules, the solar system at Monmouth University has an expected first-year system electrical output of 468,568 kilowatt hours. Collectively, these 4 arrays cover ...

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451 kW Solar Parking Canopy

  • Long Beach City College (CA)
  • Sullivan Solar Power (CA)

The roof solar panels provide an estimated 451 kilowatts of power. A touch screen information monitor shows the energy levels being produced by the solar panels.

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450 kW Rooftop Arrays (5 Buildings)

  • University of San Francisco (CA)
  • Constellation Energy (MD)

In 2008, USF brought 500 kilowatts of photovoltaic power on line from five building rooftops.

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414 kW Rooftop Arrays: DuFour Center, Aquinas, Flather, and Gibbons Halls

  • The Catholic University of America (DC)
  • Standard Solar
  • WGL Energy

CUA President Garvey announced in April 2011 the expansion of its solar photovoltaic (solar PV) system, which originally became operational in December 2009. The expansion will add 440 solar panels ...

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408 kW Parking Canopy Arrays

  • Santa Monica College (CA)
  • Chevron Energy Solutions (CA)

The project includes a 408-kilowatt solar system, which provides electricity through solar panels located on the top level of two parking structures that is generating power for the two garages ...

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400 kW Solar Farm (3.9 Acres)

  • Saint John's University (MN)

With 1,820 modules on 3.9 acres, the solar array will produce 575,000 kWh annually. The solar farm will produce 4% of Saint John's energy needs on ...

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400 kW Roof Mount: Building One

  • St. Philip's College (TX)
  • Texas Solar Power Company (TX)

SPC's solar panel array is CPS Energy's largest customer-owned solar array. In addition to the 400-kilowatt array, there is a 255 Watt array managed by students through the ...

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400 kW Parking Canopies: North Parking Lot & Housing 5

  • Stockton University (NJ)

Parking canopies (400 kW).The College was awarded $3,464,599 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Stockton's project was one of seven approved State-wide ...

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394 kW - 5 Roof Mounted Installations

  • Berkshire 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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385 kW Solar Parking Canopy

  • University of Texas at Arlington (TX)
  • Meridian Solar (TX)

The 1,638-panel installation covers approximately 28,732 square feet of space, equivalent to half a football field. At the time of completion, the carport-style installation was the second largest ...

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370 kW Rooftop Arrays (5 Buildings)

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

Massasoit received five roof mounted solar arrays on the Brockton Campus, and its 370 kW system is the largest solar installation of the “PV East” project. The solar panels are ...

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370 kW Rooftop Array: ReCAP Building

  • Princeton University (NJ)

In November 2009, crews began installing more than 5,000 photovoltaic panels covering 53,000 square feet of the roof of the ReCAP building. The arrays will have the capacity ...

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357 kW Canopy Arrays: N-Deck and West Broad St. Deck Parking Garages

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
  • Johnson Controls, Inc (WI)

VCU Energy Management installed a 710 PV panel array on the N-Deck parking garage on the MCV Campus. This array will help VCU have an annual energy savings of 184 ...

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355 kW Rooftop Arrays: ACC Energy Project

  • Austin Community College (TX)
  • Texas Solar Power Company (TX)
  • Jamail & Smith Construction (TX)

ACC won a $2 Mil competitive grant project ($1.6 Mil Federal grant and $400K ACC’s matching fund), which was funded through the stimulus (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ...

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350 kW Rooftop Array: Brotman Hall

  • California State University, Long Beach (CA)
  • SPG Solar (CA)

Photovoltaic (PV) solar power panels, measuring approximately 4’ x 8’ and weighing 107 pounds each, have been installed on the roof of Brotman Hall as part of an incentive program ...

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346 kW Rooftop Arrays: Yolo Hall and Acker Gym

  • California State University, Chico (CA)
  • SunEdison

Solar panels installed on the roofs of Yolo Hall and Acker Gym began supplying power to the University in 2006, thanks to a partnership with SunEdison, the nation’s largest ...

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342 kW Rooftop Array: Aquatic Center

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

The array consists of 2,856 PV modules, each one containing 72 multicrystalline silicon solar cells connected in series. Each module can produce 120W of DC electrical power from an ...

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342 kW Rooftop Array: Allied Health Building

  • North Shore Community College (MA)

The Health Professions & Student Services Building was designed to incorporate the 1088 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on the main roof of the building and on walkway canopies in the ...

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320 kW Rooftop Array: Knight Management Center

  • Stanford University (CA)
  • Solar City (MD)

The south-slanting roofs on the Knight Management Center feature solar paneling that will compensate for 12.5 percent of the complex’s electric power. In all, the center will house ...

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302 kW Canopy Arrays: Bass Center

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (TX)
  • SunDurance Energy (NJ)

UT Southwestern received a $2 million federal grant to place solar panels in the open parking lot at the Bass Center, which will save an estimated 406,281 kilowatt-hours – the ...

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301 kW Canopy Tracking Array

  • Foothill-De Anza Community College District System Office (CA)
  • Chevron Energy Solutions (CA)

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District, has completed the installation of more than 780 kilowatts of solar electric and energy-efficient cogeneration projects at both Foothill and De Anza colleges, including ...

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300 kW Rooftop Arrays: Health & Physical Education Buildings

  • California State University, San Bernardino (CA)
  • SunEdison

CSUSB first introduced renewable energy production to the San Bernardino campus in August 2007 with the installation of 320 kW in two roof-top photovoltaic (PV) arrays. In September 2010, two ...

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300 kW Solar Field (3 Acres)

  • Cochise College (AZ)
  • SPG Solar (CA)

Located between the baseball field and the service entrance, the project is a collaboration with Eternax Solar, SPG Solar and APS. It is expected to generate 720,000 kilowatts of ...

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300 kW Rooftop Arrays: 4 Campus Buildings

  • Point Loma Nazarene University (CA)
  • Solar Power Partners

SPG Solar installed photovoltaic systems on four campus buildings totaling 357 kilowatt (kW) DC (300kW AC). PLNU is the first San Diego university to install a large-scale PV system and ...

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300 kW Rooftop Arrays: Salazar Hall, Physical Education Building, Fine Arts Building

  • California State University, Los Angeles (CA)
  • SunEdison

Solar panels were mounted on the rooftops of the Salazar Hall, Physical Education, and Fine Arts buildings as part of the CSU Statewide Photovoltaic (PV) Initiative. Helping to eliminate about ...

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300 kW Rooftop Array: Bunn Intercultural Center (Offline)

  • Georgetown University (DC)

The 300 kW Bunn Intercultural Center solar PV array was installed in 1984, and by 2013 was the longest running installation of its scale at any college campus in the ...

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277 kW Rooftop Array: Grosman Sports and Convocation Center

  • Brandeis University (MA)
  • RGS Energy (CO)

The university partnered with Alteris Renewables (now RGS Energy) to develop one of the largest solar arrays in Massachusetts. Alteris will provided the design, engineering and installation for this 277kW ...

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