Watch to view aerial footage of the solar panel installations on the ECE building's roof!
The installation gets the ECE ILLINOIS building closer to its ultimate goal of net-zero energy. The panels on the building are expected to contribute roughly 1/5 of the electricity needs of the building. However, the benefits are much more wide-reaching. The energy generated at each and every panel is immediately converted to "plug and power" grid-ready AC electricity helping the UI campus reach its ambitious goal of 30% reduction in energy emissions from 2008 to 2020.