Walter Cronkite School | KAET 8

Building Information

LEED SilverThe Cronkite / Eight Building is a six-story structure which houses the Cronkite School of journalism and Mass Communications and the Eight/KAET PBS television station.

The central element of the interior’s design is a large two-story public forum with balconies for formal events. The building includes a 150-seat theater-style auditorium, 12 classrooms, eight digital computer labs, large glass-enclosed student lounge, working newsrooms, television studios with adjoining state-of-the-art digital control rooms, and a digital video plant with transmissions reaching 1.7 million viewers.

Campus Location: Downtown Phoenix Campus
Gross Square Footage: 244,964
Total Project Cost: $71,000,000
LEED: Silver
Architect: HDR / Steve Ehrlich
Construction Team: Sundt Construction
Project Start Date: March 2007
Project End Date: August 2008

Solar Information

Full Solar Data

Campus: Downtown Phoenix

Number of Inverters: 1

Address: 555 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Inverter Rating: 75 kWac

Peak DC Output: 77.28 kWdc

Inverter Model: PV Powered

Commissioned Date: 09/2011

Inverter Manufacturer: Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.

Number of Panels: 322

Racking System: SunLink Corporation

Panel Size: 240 Wdc

System Type: 20-degree Ballasted

Panel Model: KD240GX-LPB(ZT)

System Designer/Installer: Ameresco Southwest, Inc.

Panel Type: Polycrystalline

System Owner: NRG Energy, Inc.

Panel Manufacturer: Kyocera Solar, Inc.

Contract Type: Qualified Management Agreement

REC Incentive: $0.10/kWh (APS)

Total Project Cost: $388,823