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

10 kW Array: Facilities Management Building

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

In the summer of 2008, SFU has taken the initiative to put up 54 solar photovoltaic panels on the south face of the Facilities Management Building to convert sunlight to ...

  • Posted Oct. 17, 2011
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10 kW Rooftop Array: Barrett Honors College - Sage Hall North

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Lafferty Electric Technologies (AZ)

The Barrett Honors College is located in the south portion of the Tempe campus (directly north of Apache Boulevard), along the eastern boundary of the campus. It is the first ...

  • Posted Oct. 17, 2011
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10 kW Rooftop Array: Barrett Honors College - Willow Hall

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Lafferty Electric Technologies (AZ)

The Barrett Honors College is located in the south portion of the Tempe campus (directly north of Apache Boulevard), along the eastern boundary of the campus. It is the first ...

  • Posted Oct. 17, 2011
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740 kW Solar Field

  • Rider University (NJ)
  • RGS Energy (CO)

Rider has partnered with PSE&G and Alteris Renewables (now Real Goods Solar) to install a 3.2 acre, 0.74 megawatt solar field at the back of the campus just ...

  • Posted Oct. 6, 2011
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81 kW Rooftop Array

  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MA)

MMA is tapping into New England sunshine for a portion of its power needs, thanks to our roof mounted solar photovoltaic system. It consists of 450 Evergreen solar panels that ...

  • Posted Oct. 6, 2011
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75 kW Solar Light Pathway

  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MA)

The 62 solar pathway and parking lot lights, powered by photovoltaic (PV) panels, are completely independent of the electric grid. These solar powered light posts can easily be installed wherever ...

  • Posted Oct. 6, 2011
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21 kW Rooftop Array: Whitney Applied Technology Center

  • Onondaga Community College (NY)

Onondaga Community College installed a 21.16 kWp solar array on the roof of the Whitney Applied Technology Center in Spring 2011. The panels will be used for student education ...

  • Posted Oct. 6, 2011
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10 kW Ground Mount Array: Athletic Fields

  • Wellesley College (MA)

Wellesley’s 10 kilowatt photovoltaic solar panels at the Sports Fields have been generating renewable energy for electricity on campus since 2010. In 2014, the solar panels produced 12,381 ...

  • Posted Oct. 6, 2011
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5 kW Rooftop Array: Gutman Library, Harvard Graduate School of Education

  • Harvard University (MA)

In 2010, Harvard Graduate School of Education installed solar photovoltaic panels on the roof of Gutman Library to generate renewable energy for the building. In 2012, the renovation of the ...

  • Posted Oct. 6, 2011
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4 kW Ground Mount Array: Sustainability House

  • Luther College (IA)
  • GoSolar! (IA)

The Sustainability House receives electricity from a 4 kilowatt (kW), pole-mounted solar array erected on a nearby parcel of land. The $22,000 system was installed in the summer of ...

  • Posted Oct. 6, 2011
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13 kW Rooftop Array: Javelina Hall

  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College (AZ)

Salt River Project donated the construction of a ramada as well as the installation of solar panels for the ramada’s rooftop, which can generate up to 13-kilowatts of energy.

  • Posted Sept. 29, 2011
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86 kW Rooftop Array: Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

The building’s sustainable features include innovative water recycling (89 percent projected reuse), 1.4 million gallon cistern, locally sourced materials, native landscaping and rooftop solar panel array – all of ...

  • Posted Sept. 28, 2011
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20 kW Rooftop Array: Goodwin Hall

  • Queen's University (ON)

A 20 kilowatt solar array was placed on Goodwin Hall, in June of 2002. It was constructed as a learning, teaching, and research tool for Applied Science students, and it ...

  • Posted Sept. 23, 2011
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17.4 MW Solar Farm (100 Acres)

  • Mount St. Mary's University (MD)
  • University System of Maryland Office (MD)
  • Constellation Energy (MD)

Mount St. Mary's University hosts a 17.4-megawatt solar power system on 100 acres of land on its East Campus that it leased to Constellation Energy. The University of ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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8 MW Solar System: West Windsor Campus (45 Acres)

  • Mercer County Community College (NJ)

An 8-megawatt solar project installed by the Mercer County Improvement Authority (MCIA) at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) is expected to save the college $15 million over the next 15 ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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8 MW Solar Canopy (28 Acres)

  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus (NJ)
  • SunPower Corp (CA)

Covering 28 acres of parking lot at the Livingston Campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, this is one of the largest solar canopy energy systems in the ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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6 MW Solar Field (41 Acres)

  • United States Air Force Academy (CO)
  • SunPower Corp (CA)

This $18.3-million project was funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Comprised of 18,888 solar panels spread over 41 acres, the solar field is expected ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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6 MW Solar Field (39 Acres)

  • West Hills Community College District (CA)

West Hills Community College's solar project covers 39 acres at the West Hills Community College Coalinga campus Farm of the Future project. It was designed to reduce the district ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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5.3 MW Solar Field

  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • SunPower Corp (CA)

Princeton's 5.3-megawatt solar array went online in fall 2012. The system provided approximately 5.5 percent of campus electricity in 2013. A third party will claim the CO2 ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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5 MW Multi-Technology Solar Array

  • Arizona Western College (AZ)

The Arizona Western College 5 MW Solar Array is a unique combination of five (5) solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies all deployed at 1 MW equivalent scale at the “sunniest place ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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3 MW Rooftop and Parking Canopy Arrays

  • William Paterson University of New Jersey (NJ)
  • SunDurance Energy (NJ)

William Paterson University's 3 MW solar energy installation is expected to reduce energy costs by $4.3 million over15 years while supplying 15 of its energy needs.

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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3.3 MW Ground Mount Array: Foothills Campus Chrisman Field Solar Plant (Phase 2)

  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • FSL Solar

A 5.3 megawatt (5,300 kW), 30-acre solar plant is located at Chrisman Field on the Foothills Campus (Phase 1 completed, Dec. 2009 and Phase 2 completed, Dec. 2010 ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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3.2 MW Parking Canopies (34 Canopies in 6 Lots)

  • Chevron Energy Solutions (CA)
  • Contra Costa Community College District Office (CA)

Contra Costa College District has a 3.2 megawatt system mounted across 34 canopies in 6 parking lots at three of its colleges. The solar installation is expected to generate ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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2.8 MW Solar Canopy Arrays

  • San Diego Community College District (CA)
  • Borrego Solar (MA)

The San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) multi-site solar energy systems total just over 2.8 MW in size. The installation is one of the largest installations for a Community ...

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2.7 MW Canopy Array (Phase 3)

  • Butte College (CA)

2011: The college has received approval to finish the final phase of a solar project, adding 2.7 megawatts to an existing 1.85 megawatts of capacity. Federal Clean Renewable ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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2.7 MW Parking Canopies: Lots 1, 2, and 3

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Solar Power Partners
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)

Ground-mount parking canopy. West campus parking lots 1, 2, and 3: Fixed system. 9,828 panels. 2679.5 kWdc. PV Panel Type: Suntech Polycrystalline 275 watts Inverter Type: Satcon PowerGate ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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2.3 MW Solar Parking Canopies

  • Atlantic Cape Community College (NJ)

Atlantic Cape chose Pepco Energy to develop a 2.3 megawatt solar electric generating system for its campuses. The solar photovoltaic system will generate up to 48 percent of Atlantic ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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2.2 MW Solar Farm (17 Acres)

  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (MD)
  • SunEdison

UMES activated a “solar farm” on a former cornfield in early 2011 and its 7,800 collection panels have been converting the sun’s rays into electricity at a healthy ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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2 MW Ground Mount Array: Foothills Campus Chrisman Field Solar Plant (Phase 1)

  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • AMEC
  • FSL Solar

A 5.3 megawatt (5,300 kW), 30-acre solar plant is located at Chrisman Field on the Foothills Campus (Phase 1 completed, Dec. 2009 and Phase 2 completed, Dec. 2010 ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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2 MW Solar Field (15 Acres)

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

Florida Gulf Coast University has completed construction of a 15-acre solar photovoltaic array that produces approximately 85 percent of the energy needed to operate its Engineering and Business School buildings ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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1.6 MW Expansion: Solar Zone at Science & Technology Park

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

In December 2010, a 1.6-megawatt solar energy system dually built by SOLON Corporation and Tucson Electric Power Company was installed. SOLON has built its own manufacturing facility in Tucson ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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1.4 MW Solar Field

  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus (NJ)
  • SunDurance Energy (NJ)

Nearly half of the $10 million cost of the project – $4.9 million – will be subsidized by a rebate through the NJ BPU (Board of Public Utilities) Clean Energy Program ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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1.3 MW Canopy and Rooftop Arrays: Kellogg Gym, Lyle Center, and Parking

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA)
  • SunEdison

Cal Poly Pomona has 4,500 solar panels installed as canopies in a parking structure and on the roof of their Kellogg Gym. The system can produce up to 1 ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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1.2 MW Rooftop and Canopy Arrays (11 sites)

  • University of San Diego (CA)
  • AMSOLAR International (CA)

In November 2010, USD installed 5,000 solar PV panels across 11 campus buildings that generate 1.23 megawatts of energy. Holistically, the project can provide up to 15 percent ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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1.2 MW Solar Parking Canopies and Roofs (5 Arrays)

  • Stockton University (NJ)

Parking canopies (2: 846 kW Lots 7a/ 7b). Roofs (3: 319 kW Recreation Center, 26 kW F Wing, 12 kW Arts & Sciences Building). .The College was awarded $3,464 ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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1.2 MW Solar Field

  • Colorado State University, Pueblo (CO)

The University became home to one of the largest solar power systems on a campus anywhere in the nation thanks to a partnership with BP Solar and Black Hills Energy ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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1.2 MW Solar Parking Canopies

  • East Los Angeles College (CA)
  • Chevron Energy Solutions (CA)
  • FSL Solar

East Los Angeles College constructed a 1 megawatt solar photovoltaic system in the northwest campus parking lot in 2008. The system is a carport farm that consists of seven steel ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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1.2 MW Solar Arrays (Multiple Rooftops and Canopies)

  • University of California, San Diego (CA)
  • Borrego Solar (MA)

UCSD’s system consists of 7,290 Kyocera solar modules that are mounted on the Hopkins Parking Structure, Campus Services Complex (CSC), Price Center Buildings 1-4, Gilman Parking Structure, Birch ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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1.2 MW Rooftop Solar Energy System

  • California Institute of Technology (CA)
  • Suntech Power (CA)
  • Perpetual Energy Systems (CA)

Caltech unveiled a new 1.1-megawatt solar energy system that will help the campus meet its goal of reaching 1.3 megawatts by 2010 - and stay ahead of the curve ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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1.2 MW Solar Field

  • Napa Valley College (CA)
  • PowerLight Corporation (CA)

The 1.2 megawatt photovoltaic system will provide power to meet 40 percent of the electricity needs on campus. The solar array has 5,600 panels covering 6.5 acres ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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1.1 MW Solar Field (8 Acres)

  • University of Toledo (OH)
  • Constellation Energy (MD)

Constellation Energy installed a 1.12 megawatt solar system and 84 kW wind system at the University of Toledo’s Scott Park Campus of Energy and Innovation in Toledo, Ohio ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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1.1 MW Solar Parking Canopies

  • California State University, Fresno (Ca)
  • Chevron Energy Solutions (CA)
  • FSL Solar

A photovoltaic solar parking structure recently completed in partnership with Chevron Energy Solutions provides covered parking with a solar PV roof. The structure covers 722 parking spaces on 5.5 ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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1.1 MW Solar Canopy System

  • Bakersfield College (CA)
  • SunPower Corp (CA)

Kern Community College District and SunPower Corp. dedicated a 1.1-megawatt solar power system at Bakersfield College. The system is expected to supply approximately one-third of the college's electricity ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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1.1 MW Solar Parking Canopies

  • Las Positas College (CA)
  • Chevron Energy Solutions (CA)

The 1.1 MW of parking lot canopy solar arrays were installed in 2008.

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1.1 MW Ground Mount Array (Phase 1)

  • Butte College (CA)

Ground-mount (1,060 kW). PV Panel Type: 5,700 PV panels.

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1.1 MW Solar Arrays: 6 Systems

  • Santa Clara University (CA)
  • Perpetual Energy Systems (CA)

The Santa Clara University campus is currently home to 1,100 kilowatts of photovoltaics. 1 MW solar array installation on the roofs of Leavey and Pat Malley, and as sun ...

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1 MW Seventh Avenue Ground Mount Array

  • California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)
  • SunEdison

The 6.4-acre solar panel array – consisting of approximately 3,900 panels – was installed at ground level on a vacant lot on the east side of Seventh Avenue, between Col ...

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1 MW Solar Arrays: Music Building, Gymnasium, Meiklejohn Hall, and Arts & Education Building

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)
  • PowerLight Corporation (CA)

The university's solar electric system is estimated to generate 1.45 million kilowatt hours of electricity in a year - enough to serve 255 average homes and meeting 7.5 ...

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1 MW Solar Parking Canopies

  • California State University, Bakersfield (CA)
  • SunEdison

CSUB “Flipped the Switch” on its all-new solar panels in 2011. The $9.5 million project was paid for by SunEdison, part of a public-private partnership with 15 CSU campuses ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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1 MW Ground Mount and Rooftop Arrays: Corporation Yard and College of Education Rooftop Array

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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