ASU Solar

Overview

Arizona State University has a comprehensive solar program responsible for over 50 MWdc equivalent solar generating capacity development from both on-site and off-site components. The on-site component extends to four campus locations and the ASU Research Park. The off-site component includes a major collaboration between ASU and Arizona Public Service (APS) at APS’s Red Rock, Arizona site. The program includes generating facilities that are owned by third parties and others owned by ASU.

The following provides a brief overview of the on-site and off-site components. For more information regarding individual projects, please use the “Select a location” drop-down menu to the upper right.

On-site Program Milestones as of June 30, 2019

On-site Solar Generation Capacity:  24.25 MWdc equivalent
On-site Solar kWh Equivalent FY 2019:  39,000,515
On-site Solar Systems:  90
On-site PV Panels Installed: 83,224
On-site CPV Modules Installed: 8,652
On-site Solar Collectors Installed: 7,840 
On-site Shaded Parking Spaces:  5,952 
On-site Shaded Stadium Seats: 828 

ASU solar-system installations on the Tempe, West and Downtown Phoenix campuses are facilitated, in part, by Arizona Public Service's APS Renewable Energy Incentive Program. This program offers financial incentives to customers, such as ASU, who add renewable energy systems to their homes and businesses. The program is funded by APS customers and approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission. Solar-system installations on the Polytechnic campus and ASU Research Park are facilitated, in part, by Salt River Project's SRP EarthWise Commercial Energy Incentive Program. This program offers financial incentives to customers, such as ASU, who add renewable energy systems to their businesses. The program is funded by SRP customers and approved by the Arizona SRP Board.

Off-site Program Milestones as of June 30, 2019:

The ASU Red Rock Solar Project is a collaboration between ASU and APS in which APS constructed and operates a solar energy generating facility at Red Rock, Arizona. Beginning January 2017, ASU has committed to purchase 65,000 MWh per year of solar-generated electricity from APS.

Off-site Solar Generation Capacity:  28.8 MWdc 
Off-site Solar kWh FY2019:  65,000,004 
Off-site PV Panels Installed: 91,440

Total Solar Program Milestones as of June 30, 2019

Total Solar Generation Capacity:  53.05 MWdc equivalent
Total Solar kWh Equivalent FY2019: 104,000,519
Total Number of PV Panels Installed: 174,664
Total Number of CPV Modules Installed: 8,652
Total Number of Solar Collectors Installed: 7,840
Total Number of Shaded Parking Spaces: 5,952
Total Number of Shaded Stadium Seats: 828

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1 ASU sells most of the renewable energy credits RECs associated with its on-campus solar projects in order to help third parties meet their renewable energy goals and to help finance the construction of these projects.  However, in order to meet its own sustainability goals, ASU purchases RECs from various renewable energy sources.

2 Total Production number is rounded up.

Last updated August 2019

Downtown campus

Downtown Phoenix campus completed projects

Building/Facility

Size (kWdc)

Type

FY 2019 Production (kWh)

Cronkite/8

77.3

Fixed PV

125,656

Health Innovation Center North

7.5

Solar Thermal

19,668*

 

 

 

 

Campus Sub-Total

0.08 MWdc

 

145,324

*estimated as this system is not metered

Polytechnic campus

Polytechnic campus completed projects

Building/Facility

Size – kWdc

Type

FY 2019 Production (kWh)

Polytechnic Ground Mount North

506

SAT PV

1,035,613

Polytechnic Ground Mount South

296

SAT PV

557,307

Sun Devil Fitness Complex Poly

105

Solar Thermal

94,882

SunPower CPV Solar Plant*

1250

SAT CPV*

1,785,710

Campus Sub-Total

2.2 MWdc

 

3,473,512

Tempe campus

Tempe campus completed projects

Building/Facility

Size (kWdc)

Type

FY 2019 Production (kWh)

ASU Police Building Parking Canopies

13

Fixed PV

15,562

Barrett Honors College

157

Fixed PV

242,771

Biodesign - A and B

151

Fixed PV

222,933

Business Administration, A Wing

60

Fixed PV

97,414

Cady Mall

86

Fixed PV

76,367

Carson Student Athletic Center

71

Fixed PV

114,456

College of Design South

66

Fixed PV

102,996

Computing Commons

64

Fixed PV

98,213

Coor Hall - upper-level roof

108

Fixed PV

171,579

Cowden Family Resources

64

Fixed PV

91,756

Desert Financial Arena 497 Fixed PV 856,837

Discovery Hall

66

Fixed PV

101,451

Farmer Building

95

Fixed PV

131,998

Farrington Softball Stadium Canopy

251

Fixed PV

396,028

Fulton Parking Structure

386

SAT PV

568,075

Gammage Parkway East

269.5

Fixed PV

356,265

Gammage Parkway West

224.5

Fixed PV

276,192

Goldwater Center

139

Fixed PV

217,918

Hassayampa Academic Village

119

Fixed PV

242,148

Hayden Library

249

Fixed PV

318,960

Health Services

69

Fixed PV

105,821

Interdisciplinary B

94

Fixed PV

140,695

Interdisciplinary Science & Technology 1

57

Fixed PV

94,858

McCord Hall

89.1

Fixed PV

139,253

Music Building

94

Fixed PV

133,674

Noble Science Library

108

Fixed PV

126,841

Orange Mall East

138

Fixed PV

195,236

Orange Mall West

172.4

Fixed PV

149,402

Parking Lot 11 – Lyceum

204.6

Fixed PV

311,371

Parking Lot 19 – ASU PD

254.1

Fixed PV

421,862

Parking Lot 41 – Armstrong

224.4

Fixed PV

365,629

Parking Lot 45 – USB North

246

Fixed PV

405,352

Parking Lot 45 – USB South

67

Fixed PV

111,933

Parking Lot 58 – Arboretum

230.4

Fixed PV

383,672

Parking Lot 59E – SDPC

166

Fixed PV

274,283

Parking Lot 59 North – PowerParasol

2124

Fixed PV

3,381,230

Parking Lot 59 South

252

Fixed

397,258

Parking Structure 1 – Apache Blvd PS

880

SAT PV

1,327,174

Parking Structure 2 – Tyler Street PS

477

Fixed PV

831,074

Parking Structure 3 – 10th Street PS

220

Fixed PV

376,361

Parking Structure 4 – Rural Road PS

885

Fixed PV

1,536,872

Parking Structure 4 Expansion – Rural Road PS

260.7

PV Fixed

442,545

Parking Structure 5 – Stadium PS

711

SAT PV*

1,124,606

Parking Structure 6 – University Towers PS

215

Fixed PV

336,487

Parking Structure 7 – Packard Drive PS

290

Fixed PV

435,306

Payne Hall

144

Fixed PV

227,184

Physical Education East

224

Fixed PV

321,387

Psychology North

74

Fixed PV

121,642

Schwada Classroom Office Building

92

Fixed PV

145,087

Student Pavilion 134.5 Fixed PV 125,697

Student Services Building

188

Fixed PV

303,322

Sun Devil Fitness Complex

1389

Solar Thermal

1,958,847

Sun Devil Fitness Complex

24

DHW

15955

Sun Devil Fitness Complex Expansion

260.7

Fixed PV

425,277

University Center B – Parking Lot 55 West

495

PV Fixed

833,240

University Center C – Parking Lot 55 East

557.7

PV Fixed

879,729

Verde Dickey Dome

168

Fixed PV

267,379

Vista Del Sol Parking Structure

706

Fixed PV

1,185,576

Weatherup Center

141

Fixed PV

243,153

Wrigley Hall

23

Fixed PV

23,195

Campus Sub-Total

16.29 MWdc

 

25,325,364

West campus

West campus completed projects

Building/Facility

Size (kWdc)

Type

FY 2019 Production (kWh)

Parking Lots 1, 2, and 3

2680

Fixed PV

4,514,799

Sun Devil Fitness Complex

105

Solar Thermal

41,606

West Ground Mount

1926

SAT PV

3,863,816

Campus Sub-Total

4.7 MWdc

 

8,420,221

ASU Research Park

ASU Research Park completed projects

Building/Facility

Size (kWdc)

Type

FY 2019 Production (kWh)

MacroTechnology Works  - Parking Lot

463

Fixed PV

782,098

MacroTechnology Works  - Retention Basin

27.5

DAT CPV system production

22,731

MacroTechnology Works  - Rooftop

536

Fixed PV

831,266

ASU Research Park Sub-Total

.99 MWdc

 

1,636,095

*CPV = Concentrated Photovoltaic
**DAT CPV = Dual-Axis Tracker Concentrated Photovoltaic

Red Rock

APS Red Rock completed project

Building/Facility

Size (MWdc)

Type

FY 2019 Production (kWh)

Red Rock Solar Field  (Commissioned Dec. 31, 2016)

28.8

Single Axis Tracking

65,000,004

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