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ECE 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.

  • 5/25/2021

    Joyce Mast met with MSTE and F&S contacts today to brainstorm ideas for energy and atmospheric data to be displayed in the ECE lobby on the digital touch screen.

Description

The ECE Building includes Solar Panels on its roof. The panels provide about 11% of the building's energy needs. The infrastructure for connecting these panels to the building electric supply was included in the original design and construction costs for the full building, while the solar panels themselves were funded separately. 

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Building's rooftop solar has a production capacity of 270 kilowatts! The on-site solar generation, along with excellent energy efficiency, several innovative technologies, and an agreement about Solar Farm 2.0 Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), will allow this facility to achieve the prestigious goal of being net-zero energy.

Background

There are 970 modules with a total DC power rating of 272 kW.

Solar Generation from Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Building (Tracked by Fiscal Year)

Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Catherine Somers

    Project Leader:

    Phil Krein

    Team Members:

    • Joyce Mast
    • Greg Larson

    Prior Contacts:

    • Dennis Craig
    • Tim Newman

Dates

  • Started September 7, 2016
    Started by Dennis Craig and Tim Neumann
    Completed April 12, 2019
    Completed by per Joyce Mast

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