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

2.9 MW Ground Mount Arrays

  • Oregon State University (OR)
  • SolarCity

Since 2013, five large grid-tied, ground-mounted solar electric (photovoltaic) arrays have been installed on agricultural lands operated by Oregon State University as part of “Solar by Degrees,” a large-scale photovoltaic ...

  • Posted Dec. 6, 2016
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61 kW Rooftop Array: Storage Shed

  • Ohio University (OH)
  • Dovetail Solar & Wind (OH)

This project was completed in 2012 and included: the installation of a 61.1 kW photovoltaic array by Dove Tail Solar and Wind on the roof of the storage shed ...

  • Posted Dec. 6, 2016
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48 kW Rooftop Array: Student Experience Center

  • Oregon State University (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. 6, 2016
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2 kW Rooftop Array: Kelley Engineering Center

  • Oregon State University (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. 6, 2016
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2 kW Solar Trailer

  • Oregon State University (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. 6, 2016
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1 kW Rooftop Array: Hatfield Marine Science Center

  • Oregon State University (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. 6, 2016
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108 kW Solar Carport: Parking Lot 100

  • New Mexico State University (NM)

New Mexico State University has partnered with Ameresco Inc. on a solar panel project, saving the university energy, money and lowering its carbon footprint. The solar panel canopy, located in ...

  • Posted Dec. 5, 2016
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25 kW Sunflower Solar Array

  • New Mexico State University (NM)

New Mexico State University's Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE) recently completed installation of a data acquisition system and information kiosk at PNM's new Sunflower solar panel ...

  • Posted Dec. 5, 2016
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22 kW Rooftop Array: Partners I Building

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

Nearly 100 solar panels generating approximately 29,000 kwh of electricity annually were installed in April 2015 and are expected to produce energy for at least 25 years. The panels ...

  • Posted Dec. 5, 2016
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2.4 MW Solar Field

  • Las Positas College (CA)

The 2.4 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) field was installed in 2012.Together with 1.1 MW of parking lot-canopy solar arrays installed in 2008, these panels provide almost two-thirds ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2016
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150 kW Rooftop Solar System on Campus

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

This large solar farm was built in the fall of 2013 with the help of several student volunteers and several alumni who are now working in the solar industry, such ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2016
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150 kW Rooftop Array: Benson Solar System

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

In 2014, the College finalized a partnership with Aaron Kelly, an investor and solar installer who built a 150 kW system on his land in Benson, VT in order to ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2016
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113 kW Rooftop Array: Batten Hall, Harvard Business School

  • Harvard University (MA)

436 solar panels on the Batten Hall green roof are converting the intense summer sun into electricity that provides power to the Harvard Innovation Lab and modular, learning spaces clustered ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2016
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98 kW Rooftop Array: Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School

  • Harvard University (MA)

The 97.6 kW solar installation on the roof of Wasserstein Hall is the first renewable project for the Law School. The ballasted system uses weight to hold down the ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2016
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71 kW Rooftop Array: Tata Hall, Harvard Business School

  • Harvard University (MA)

One of the most visible examples of Tata Hall’s sustainability features is a 71kW rooftop photovoltaic installation. 320 AC modules generate AC power directly from each solar panel for ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2016
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48 kW Rooftop Array: Morgan Hall, Harvard Business School

  • Harvard University (MA)

There are five solar PV systems installed at Harvard Business School, on the roofs of Batten, Shad, Tata, Morgan and Travis Halls, totaling around 300 kW. In total, over 1 ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2016
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37 kW Rooftop Array: Shad Hall, Harvard Business School

  • Harvard University (MA)

In September 2003, an ambitious student-initiated project at the Harvard Business School led to the installation of a 192 panel photovoltaic array above Shad Hall. The 36 kilowatt installation prevents ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2016
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34 kW Rooftop Array: 25 Travis Street, Harvard Business School

  • Harvard University (MA)

There are five solar PV systems installed at Harvard Business School, on the roofs of Batten, Shad, Tata, Morgan and Travis Halls, totaling around 300 kW. In total, over 1 ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2016
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31 kW Rooftop Array: Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Garage

  • Harvard University (MA)

This fall of 2015, with support from the Harvard Office for Sustainability’s Green Revolving Fund, the Arboretum installed 108 solar panels on the roof of the Hunnewell Building maintenance ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2016
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20 kW Rooftop Array: Center for World Religions, Harvard Divinity School

  • Harvard University (MA)

In October 2014 the Center for the Study of World Religions installed 70 solar panels on its roof, capable of producing enough energy to cover 25 percent of the Center ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2016
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11 kW Rooftop Array: Science Center, Faculty of Arts & Sciences

  • Harvard University (MA)

Harvard’s Schools and administrative departments have installed a wide variety of renewable and alternative energy systems on campus and on University-owned property. The alternative energy installations (such as solar ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2016
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6 kW Solar Charging Station

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The 5.8 kW solar array between Dunton and Richardson was installed as an electric vehicle charging station in 2013 under the leadership of Professor Steve Letendre. The project cost ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2016
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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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