Solar Photovoltaic Installation @ University of San Diego

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Installed in 2010 at University of San Diego in San Diego, CA.

Installation Summary
Developer AMSOLAR
Installer Helix Electric
PV System Owner Wells Fargo
Installed Cost (USD) Data Not Provided
Ownership Type Solar Power Purchase Agreement
Ownership SREC Institution-owned
Estimated Annual Utility Savings 50000
Technical Details
Capacity 1230 kilowatts
Annual Production 2000000
Installation Type Roof top mount
Installation Type Details Roofs and parking canopies (11: West Parking Structure/ 188 kW, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall/ 115 kW, Kroc Institute for Peace/ 116 kW, Shiley Center for Science and Technology/ 6 kW, Camino + Founders Halls/ 284 kW, Copley Library/ 67 kW, Jenny Craig Pavilion/ 206 kW, Alcala Vista Apartments/ 61 kW, Manchester Village/ 117 kW)
PV Panel Type (1,000) Kyocera 210 watt PV panels. (4,400) Trina 185 watt PV panels on a UniStrut system.
Inverter Type (17) Solectria Inverters
Contact Details
Project ContactData Not Provided

Additional Notes

The solar panels were installed on top of eleven buildings throughout the campus as part of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). According to the terms of the agreement, AMSOLAR set up the entire system and now sells the generated electricity back to USD at lower than current rates for the next 25 years. An advantage of the agreement, supported in part by federal stimulus funding, is that USD did not have to invest the historically large amount of capital to put such a system in place. In addition to helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve USD’s energy efficiency, the installation created jobs for San Diego workers, serves as a nationwide example of solar’s economic feasibility, and is used as an educational resource by faculty and students. The university is entitled to renewable energy credits (RECs) and carbon credits.

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