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BIF Rooftop Solar PVs (Completed)

Project History

  • 12/9/2021

    F&S completed the renewal of our recognition as a Green Power Partner through the US Environmental Protection Agency. Green Power Partners of our scale now have to use renewable power for seven percent of their annual consumption.

  • 5/26/2021

    In May 2021, Allison Biernacki analyzed documents regarding the BIF solar project located at Building #1206. These files were provided by the Project Manager, Kevin Price.

Description

The Business Instructional Facility was the first production rooftop solar PV array installed on a campus building.  In 2009, 168 panels were installed above the auditorium, with 190 Watts per panel and a total system size of 32 kW. The installed panels were SANYO HIP-190/200BA3 PV Modules, with UniRac SolarMount PV Mounting Hardware, Xantrex PV20208 Inverters, and Xantrex CB-12H20-3R Combiner Boxes. 

In 2019, additional solar panels were installed as part of a building expansion project. The additional panels have a capacity of 12.5 kW, making the total for the building 44.5 kW. 

For additional information about this building, see the Business Instructional Facility (BIF) LEED Project:  https://icap.sustainability.illinois.edu/project/bif-leed-platinum.  Visit the Gies College of Business to see a virtual tour of BIF.

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Solar Generation from Business Instructional Facility

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  • FY 2009:

    Not a complete year of production

  • FY 2020:

    first year of newer solar array above fourth floor addition

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