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

106 kW Carport Arrays: Storm Nasatir Hall

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

The 106 kW photovoltaic canopy installation, installed by Sullivan Solar Power, generates enough energy to offset the building's utility bills to permit a savings of $28,560 a year.

  • Posted Dec. 16, 2016
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100 kW Canopy Array: Quinney College of Law

  • University of Utah (UT)

Officials switched on a new set of solar panels at the University of Utah in October 2016. The panels canvas the top of a new parking structure next to the ...

  • Posted Dec. 16, 2016
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49 kW Ground Mount Array: Auto Shop

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

Black Rock Solar installed a 49 kW ground-mounted array powering the Auto Shop at Western Nevada College’s Carson City campus. The array is expected to offset 100 percent of ...

  • Posted Dec. 16, 2016
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49 kW Ground Mount Array: Bently Hall

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

This is Black Rock Solar’s third project with WNC, and was built concurrently with another 49 kilowatt array at the Carson City campus. These arrays bring the college’s ...

  • Posted Dec. 16, 2016
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25 kW Rooftop Array: Swing Dorm

  • Yale University (CT)

In the summer of 2009 the roof of a Yale dormitory was selected as a test site for the installation of a 24.5-kilowatt thin-film solar system. Initially expected to ...

  • Posted Dec. 16, 2016
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12 kW Rooftop Array: Riverside Campus

  • Austin Community College (TX)

11.6 KW Grid tied PV system was installed on the roof of building G at Riverside Campus. This project was funded by the WorkSource Grant and the Austin Energy ...

  • Posted Dec. 16, 2016
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9 kW Rooftop Array: Franklin Environmental Center

  • Middlebury College (VT)

The installation consists of 38 panels and can produce a maximum of 8.5 kilowatts (225 watts per panel). These panels were made by SunPower, a large solar company eadquartered ...

  • Posted Dec. 16, 2016
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48 kW Rooftop Array: Student Experience Center

  • University of Oregon (OR)

Advanced Energy Systems completed a 48 kW solar electric system for OSU Student Experience Center in 2014. The array consists of 188 SolarWorld 255 watt modules, and three SMA 12000 ...

  • Posted Dec. 15, 2016
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2 kW Rooftop Array: Kelley Engineering Center

  • University of Oregon (OR)

A 2.4 kilowatt photovoltaic system was installed on the Kelley Engineering Center during its construction in 2004. While this relatively small system provides a fraction of the power this ...

  • Posted Dec. 15, 2016
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2 kW Solar Trailer

  • University of Oregon (OR)

The OSU Solar Trailer is a portable device that captures and stores solar energy. Its purpose is to educate about photovoltaic (solar electric) energy technologies and provide a renewable, portable ...

  • Posted Dec. 15, 2016
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1 kW Pole Mount: Hatfield Marine Science Center

  • University of Oregon (OR)

A 1.1 kilowatt array at HMSC in Newport demonstrates, renewable energy technology to visitors and reflects OSU's commitment to education in sustainable practices. HMSC has also implemented campus-wide ...

  • Posted Dec. 15, 2016
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5.9 MW Solar Farm (20.8 Acres)

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

The 20.8-acre solar farm, designed, built, and operated by Phoenix Solar South Farms LLC, produces around 7.86 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually, approximately 2% of the FY15 electrical demand ...

  • Posted Dec. 14, 2016
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430 kW Solar Field (2.46 Acres)

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • DTE Energy (OH)

The solar installation project, through DTE Energy’s SolarCurrents program, involved the installation of ground-based and pole-mounted solar panels, rated up to 600 kilowatts (kW). These panels have a potential ...

  • Posted Dec. 14, 2016
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240 kW Solar Field (1.56 Acres)

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • DTE Energy (OH)

Construction began in May 2013 on the site of the second U-M/DTE Energy solar panel installation fulfilling President Coleman’s commitment to bring renewable energy to north campus. The ...

  • Posted Dec. 14, 2016
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100 kW Solar Site: Center for Energy Research

  • University of Nevada Las Vegas (NV)

The solar power generation systems are run by UNLV's Center for Energy Research. Opened in 2001, the "solar site" as it commonly called on campus, originally was funded by ...

  • Posted Dec. 14, 2016
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30 KW Rooftop Array: Wassaja Residence Hall

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

A 30 kW solar PV array was installed on Wassaja Hall in December 2015. The system doesn’t have a storage component, so the solar energy gets used immediately as ...

  • Posted Dec. 14, 2016
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15 kW Business Research Council Laboratory Solar Test Bed

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

The Business Research Council Laboratory solar test bed provides the Illinois Center for Smarter Electricity Grid (ICSEG) with a research platform to collect data, test, and validate vulnerability solutions for ...

  • Posted Dec. 14, 2016
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11 kW Ground Mount: Allerton Park

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

Robert Allerton left the Allerton Park to the University of Illinois for education, research, and as a public park. Students in ENG 315: Learning in Community – Allerton Park built an ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2016
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16.3 MW Solar Field (62 Acres)

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

University of California (UC), Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi and SunPower representatives dedicated a newly constructed 16.3-megawatt (AC) solar power plant in November 2015. The new plant, which ...

  • Posted Dec. 12, 2016
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4.1 MW Rooftop and Parking Canopy Arrays: West Village

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

West Village at UC Davis is served by an on-site, 4.1 MW production capacity, solar system through a power purchase agreement with SunPower. The West Village solar system is ...

  • Posted Dec. 12, 2016
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3.2 MW West Campus Solar Farm (11 Acres)

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

UCR signed a 20-year power purchase agreement that allowed SunPower Corporation to construct, operate and maintain the 3.2 MW facility with the university purchasing the power. UCR spent $350 ...

  • Posted Dec. 12, 2016
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3.2 MW Canopy Parking Arrays

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • NextEra Energy Resources (FL)
  • SolarWorld (CA)

UC Irvine installed more than 11,700 solar panels that generate up to 3.2 megawatts of power, the amount needed to meet the electrical needs of 1,800 homes ...

  • Posted Dec. 12, 2016
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850 kW Array: Indoor Practice Facility

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

850 kW array installed in 2016 with an annual estimated production of 1,052,653 kWh. Main campus, 2250 Stadium Dr Boulder, CO

  • Posted Dec. 12, 2016
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500 kW Canopy Arrays: C-CERT Facility

  • University of California, Riverside (CA)

A year after flipping the switch on a $10 million carbon-free energy system powered by SolarMax Technology-donated panels, the University of California Riverside Center for Environmental Technology (C-Cert) solar demonstration ...

  • Posted Dec. 12, 2016
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500 kW Research Park (2.5 Acres)

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

The array is located on 2.5 acres of land near Foothills Parkway and Colorado Avenue, in the 220-acre CU Research Park. It was developed and built by Panasonic Eco ...

  • Posted Dec. 12, 2016
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109 kW Ground Mount: Anteater Recreation Center; a 48-kilowatt photovoltaic array atop the Anteater Parking Structure

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

UC Irvine has a 109-kilowatt, ground-mounted concentrated photovoltaic array near the Anteater Recreation Center.

  • Posted Dec. 12, 2016
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100 kW Carport: Bear Creek Solar Array

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

The solar carport at University of Colorado Boulder boasts 100 kW of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels along its roof, producing about 145,000 kWh/year of electricity, which will flow ...

  • Posted Dec. 12, 2016
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80 kW Rooftop Array: Jacobs Hall

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The cutting edge solar system on Jacobs Hall will do more than just help the Institute control its electricity bills: the 80 kW system is also estimated to reduce the ...

  • Posted Dec. 12, 2016
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48 kW Rooftop Array: Anteater Parking Structure

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

UC Irvine has a 48-kilowatt photovoltaic array atop the Anteater Parking Structure.

  • Posted Dec. 12, 2016
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10 kW Rooftop Array: Institute for Behavioral Sciences Carport

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

10 kW array installed in 2011 with an annual estimated production of 13,000 kWh. Location: Northern main campus, 1440 15th St Boulder, CO

  • Posted Dec. 12, 2016
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1 MW Solar Field (10 acre site)

  • The University of Georgia (GA)

In December 2015, Georgia Power leaders joined University of Georgia officials to dedicate a new one megawatt solar tracking demonstration project. The new project is located on a 10-acre site ...

  • Posted Dec. 9, 2016
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122 kW Building Integrated Solar Array: Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The Performing Arts Centre has the distinction of being Canada’s largest facility to integrate solar photovoltaic (PV) technology into the construction. A unique part of this facility is the ...

  • Posted Dec. 9, 2016
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22 kW Array: Physical Activity and Wellness (PAW) Centre

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Sunlight at the center is controlled through 22 KW solar PV solar shades and high-performance glazing on the windows.

  • Posted Dec. 9, 2016
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19 kW Ground Mount: Sustainable Village Solar PV

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

The Sustainable Village Solar project is a partnership between the student sustainability/RISE board, University of Alaska Community and Technical College, GVEA, UAF students and the Cold Climate Housing Research ...

  • Posted Dec. 9, 2016
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15 kW Wall Mount: Engineering Building

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

In October 2015, 15 kw worth of PV's were activated and began supplying power to the UAF Electrical Grid at the Engineering Building. The first day, the panels generated ...

  • Posted Dec. 9, 2016
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13 kW Wall Mount: Student Recreation Center

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

The first student solar project on campus was conducted in 2012 on the SRC, designed to be a 13kW system. The SRC system replaces about 4 percent of the 2009 ...

  • Posted Dec. 9, 2016
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167 kW Rooftop Array: Alfond Athletic Center

  • Thomas College (ME)

The "Alfond Array” is one of the state’s largest solar photovoltaic arrays. Made up of almost 700 solar panels on the Alfond Athletic Center, this 175 kWh system produces ...

  • Posted Dec. 8, 2016
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154 kW Solar Parking Garage

  • Northwest Vista College (TX)

Northwest Vista College (NVC) installed a 154-kilowatt solar system on its parking garage in November 2013.

  • Posted Dec. 8, 2016
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100 kW Solar Carport

  • State University of New York at Farmingdale (NY)

Farmingdale State College today unveiled a carport/charging station that is a major component of the $24 million Long Island Smart Energy Corridor funded by $12 million from the U ...

  • Posted Dec. 8, 2016
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100 kW Rooftop Array: Gateway Center

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

The new Gateway Center features a roof-mounted 100 kW solar PV array as well as solar thermal systems to provide electricity and hot water

  • Posted Dec. 8, 2016
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33 kW Roof Mount & Bus Ports: Scobee Education Center

  • San Antonio College (TX)
  • Texas Solar Power Company (TX)

At the Scobee Education Center, Alamo Colleges’ multipurpose science hub, there is a 33-kilowatt array designed for high visibility and accessibility. In addition, two highly visible solar bus ports, made ...

  • Posted Dec. 8, 2016
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24 kW Roof Mount: Eco Centro

  • San Antonio College (TX)
  • Texas Solar Power Company (TX)

Thanks to the rooftop array at William R. Sinkin Eco Centro, this is the only building at at San Antonio College that, at peak, produces more electricity than the building ...

  • Posted Dec. 8, 2016
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23 kW Rooftop Array: Baker Laboratory

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

Baker features a 23 kW photovoltaic system that provides window shading to the south side of the building.

  • Posted Dec. 8, 2016
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15 kW Rooftop Array: Walters Hall

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

The photovoltaic (PV) panels installed this week at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) convert sunlight to electricity and are expected to contribute to a 20 percent ...

  • Posted Dec. 8, 2016
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1.5 MW Solar Field

  • Santa Fe College (FL)
  • Positive Energy Solar (NM)

Santa Fe Community College’s commitment to renewable energy continues with the recent 1.5 MW solar system installation by Positive Energy Solar – one that will produce a full 44 ...

  • Posted Dec. 7, 2016
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156 kW Rooftop & Canopy Arrays: Santa Fe Higher Education Center

  • Santa Fe College (FL)
  • Positive Energy Solar (NM)

Positive Energy Solar has completed a new 156 kW solar array for Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) in Santa Fe, N.M. The array joins two existing solar installations built ...

  • Posted Dec. 7, 2016
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96 kW Solar Array: The Village Student Housing

  • Prescott College (AZ)

100 percent of electricity production at The Village comes from a 96 kW solar photovoltaic system, making it a net zero building.

  • Posted Dec. 7, 2016
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12 kW Ground Mount Demonstration Array

  • Santa Fe College (FL)
  • Positive Energy Solar (NM)

The college announced a partnership with Positive Energy Solar on two major projects impacting both student learning and campus sustainability. The first of those projects is an 11.8kW array ...

  • Posted Dec. 7, 2016
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5 kW Rooftop Array: Science, Research & Teaching Center

  • Portland State University (OR)

Roof-top Photovoltaic Test Facility researches effects of combining solar panels with eco-roof technology.

  • Posted Dec. 7, 2016
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4 kW Rooftop Array: Academic & Student Recreation Center

  • Portland State University (OR)

Key strategies include solar electricity generation that provides power to the student rec center.

  • Posted Dec. 7, 2016
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