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, 2018

On-site Solar Generation Capacity:  24.1 MWdc equivalent
On-site Solar kWh Equivalent FY 2018:  39,616,262
On-site Solar Systems:  89*
On-site PV Panels Installed: 82,456 
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.

* ASU's newest and 90th on-site solar generating facility is located on the roof of the Student Pavilion on the Tempe Campus.  This facility received Permission to Operate from APS on August 9, 2018. Look for details on this system in FY 2019. 

Off-site Program Milestones as of June 30, 2018

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 FY2018:  65,000,004 
Off-site PV Panels Installed: 91,440

Total Solar Program Milestones as of June 30, 2018

Total Solar Generation Capacity:  52.9 MWdc equivalent
Total Solar kWh Equivalent FY2018: 104,616,266
Total Number of PV Panels Installed: 173,896
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 2018

Downtown campus

Downtown Phoenix campus completed projects

Building/Facility

Size (kWdc)

Type

FY 2018 Production (kWh)

Cronkite/8

77.3

Fixed PV

128,937

Health Innovation Center North

7.5

Solar Thermal

19,668*

 

 

 

 

Campus Sub-Total

0.08 MWdc

 

148,605 

*estimated as this system is not metered

Polytechnic campus

Polytechnic campus completed projects

Building/Facility

Size – kWdc

Type

FY 2018 Production (kWh)

Polytechnic Ground Mount North

506

SAT PV

1,063,107

Polytechnic Ground Mount South

296

SAT PV

530,918

Sun Devil Fitness Complex Poly

105

Solar Thermal

107,873

SunPower CPV Solar Plant*

1250

SAT CPV*

1,802,641

Campus Sub-Total

2.2 MWdc

 

3,504,539

Tempe campus

Tempe campus completed projects

Building/Facility

Size (kWdc)

Type

FY 2018 Production (kWh)

ASU Police Building Parking Canopies

13

Fixed PV

15,458

Barrett Honors College

157

Fixed PV

244,036

Biodesign - A and B

151

Fixed PV

220,146

Business Administration, A Wing

60

Fixed PV

98,292

Cady Mall

86

Fixed PV

123,949

Carson Student Athletic Center

71

Fixed PV

115,790

College of Design South

66

Fixed PV

109,727

Computing Commons

64

Fixed PV

110,821

Coor Hall - upper-level roof

108

Fixed PV

177,121

Cowden Family Resources

64

Fixed PV

98,497

Discovery Hall

66

Fixed PV

105,952

Farmer Building

95

Fixed PV

157,480

Farrington Softball Stadium Canopy

251

Fixed PV

384,030

Fulton Parking Structure

386

SAT PV

709,138

Gammage Parkway East

269.5

Fixed PV

397,469

Gammage Parkway West

224.5

Fixed PV

296,766

Goldwater Center

139

Fixed PV

235,234

Hassayampa Academic Village

119

Fixed PV

236,908

Hayden Library

249

Fixed PV

412,719

Health Services

69

Fixed PV

112,490

Interdisciplinary B

94

Fixed PV

150,015

Interdisciplinary Science & Technology 1

57

Fixed PV

100,979

McCord Hall

89.1

Fixed PV

147,266

Music Building

94

Fixed PV

142,707

Noble Science Library

108

Fixed PV

170,035

Orange Mall East

138

Fixed PV

193,499

Orange Mall West

172.4

Fixed PV

262,789

Parking Lot 11 – Lyceum

204.6

Fixed PV

324,323

Parking Lot 19 – ASU PD

254.1

Fixed PV

437,082

Parking Lot 41 – Armstrong

224.4

Fixed PV

315,166

Parking Lot 45 – USB North

246

Fixed PV

405,579

Parking Lot 45 – USB South

67

Fixed PV

113,665

Parking Lot 58 – Arboretum

230.4

Fixed PV

392,873

Parking Lot 59E – SDPC

166

Fixed PV

278,738

Parking Lot 59 North – PowerParasol

2124

Fixed PV

3,552,730

Parking Lot 59 South

252

Fixed

414,531

Parking Structure 1 – Apache Blvd PS

880

SAT PV

1,376,100

Parking Structure 2 – Tyler Street PS

477

Fixed PV

818,293

Parking Structure 3 – 10th Street PS

220

Fixed PV

369,416

Parking Structure 4 – Rural Road PS

885

Fixed PV

1,172,375

Parking Structure 4 Expansion – Rural Road PS

260.7

PV Fixed

455,489

Parking Structure 5 – Stadium PS

711

SAT PV*

1,043,203

Parking Structure 6 – University Towers PS

215

Fixed PV

359,704

Parking Structure 7 – Packard Drive PS

290

Fixed PV

520,236

Payne Hall

144

Fixed PV

226,659

Physical Education East

224

Fixed PV

317,062

Psychology North

74

Fixed PV

124,553

Schwada Classroom Office Building

92

Fixed PV

156,477

Student Services Building

188

Fixed PV

315,346

Sun Devil Fitness Complex

1389

Solar Thermal

1,946,479

Sun Devil Fitness Complex

24

DHW

48,991

Sun Devil Fitness Complex Expansion

260.7

Fixed PV

447,242

University Center B – Parking Lot 55 West

495

PV Fixed

846,362

University Center C – Parking Lot 55 East

557.7

PV Fixed

887,659

Verde Dickey Dome

168

Fixed PV

278,361

Vista Del Sol Parking Structure

706

Fixed PV

1,220,028

Weatherup Center

141

Fixed PV

244,538

Wells Fargo Arena

497

Fixed PV

880,364

Wrigley Hall

23

Fixed PV

35,608

Campus Sub-Total

16.1 MWdc

 

25,854,634

West campus

West campus completed projects

Building/Facility

Size (kWdc)

Type

FY 2018 Production (kWh)

Parking Lots 1, 2, and 3

2680

Fixed PV

4,602,821

Sun Devil Fitness Complex

105

Solar Thermal

118,545

West Ground Mount

1926

SAT PV

3,700,808

Campus Sub-Total

4.7 MWdc

 

8,422,174

ASU Research Park

ASU Research Park completed projects

Building/Facility

Size (kWdc)

Type

FY 2018 Production (kWh)

MacroTechnology Works  - Parking Lot

463

Fixed PV

829,376

MacroTechnology Works  - Retention Basin

27.5

DAT CPV system production

13,427

MacroTechnology Works  - Rooftop

536

Fixed PV

843,507

ASU Research Park Sub-Total

.99 MWdc

 

1,686,310

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

Red Rock

APS Red Rock completed project

Building/Facility

Size (MWdc)

Type

FY 2018 Production (kWh)

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

28.8

Single Axis Tracking

65,000,004

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