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ASU Solar

Arizona State University has a comprehensive solar program that extends to all four campus locations and the ASU Research Park. Below is a high level view of our solar generating capacity to date.

Milestones as of August 1, 2015:
Total Solar Generation Capacity:  24.1 MW equivalent
(PV: 22.5 MW; Solar thermal: 1.6 MW equivalent) 
Total Equivalent kWh from Solar FY 2015:  40,412,653 kWh

Total Solar Systems:  89
(77 on Tempe campus; 3 on West campus; 2 on Downtown campus; 4 on Polytechnic campus; 3 at ASU Research Park)
Total Number of PV Panels Installed: 81,424
Total Number of CPV Modules Installed: 8,652
Total Number of Solar Collectors Installed:  9,280
Total Number of Shaded Parking Spaces:  5,952
Total Number of Shaded Stadium Seats: 828

ASU's Solarization program and the ASU Solar Team are located in Facilities Development & Management, which is responsible for planning, design, installation and operation of ASU's solar systems.

Following is a comprehensive list of ASU's solar PV and thermal installations to date, in alphabetical order by campus. Data provided for each system includes:

Location • Peak DC Output • Actual annual kWh production • Capacity factor • Commission date and cost • Type
REC Incentive = PBI (production-based incentive) unless otherwise indicated.

Last updated August 20, 2015

Questions or Comments for the ASU Solar Team:

Tempe campus

ASU Research Park:

Parking Structure 1 - Apache Blvd MacroTechnology Works - Retention Basin
Barrett Honors College MacroTechnology Works - Rooftop and Parking Lot
Biodesign A and B  
Business Administration A Wing

Downtown Phoenix campus:

Cady Mall Cronkite Building
Carson Student Athlete Center Nursing & Healthcare Innovation 2 (NHI2) - Solar Thermal
Computing Commons  
Coor Hall

Polytechnic Campus:

Cowden Family Resources Ground Mount Trackers
Design South Sun Devil Fitness Complex - Solar Thermal
Discovery Hall SunPower Solar Farm
Farmer Education Building  
Farrington Softball Stadium

West campus:

Parking Structure at Fulton Center Ground Mount Tracker
Gammage Parkway Parking Lots 1, 2, and 3
Goldwater Science & Engineering Center Sun Devil Fitness Complex - Solar Thermal
Hassayampa Academic Village  
Hayden Library  
Health Service  
Interdisciplinary B  
ISTB 1  
McCord Hall  
Music Building  
Noble Science and Engineering Library  
Orange Mall  
Parking Structure 7 - South Packard Drive  
Parking Lot 11  
Parking Lot 19  
Parking Lot 41  
Parking Lot 58  
Parking Lot 59 @ Rio Salado   
Parking Lot 59 South  
Payne Hall  
Physical Education East  
Parking Canopy south of Police Bldg  
Psychology North  
Parking Structure 4 - Rural Road  
Schwada Classroom Office Building  
Parking Structure 5 - Stadium  
Student Services Building  
Sun Devil Fitness Complex Tempe  
Parking Lot 59E @ Sun Devil Sports Performance  
Parking Structure 3 - 10th Street  
Parking Structure 2 - Tyler Street  
Parking Lot 55 @ University Center Tempe  
Parking Structure 6 - University Towers  
Parking Lot 45 @ University Services Bldg  
Parking Canopy south of University Services Bldg  
Verde Dickey Dome  
Parking Structure @ Vistal Del Sol  
Weatherup Center  
Wells Fargo Arena  
Wrigley Hall  

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.