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Drawing From the Sun: UVA Expands Its Solar Array

By District Energy posted 11-15-2023 07:34


University of Virginia


The University of Virginia will convert more energy from the sun, with solar panels on two more buildings.

Panels will be placed on the new School of Data Science building in the Emmett/Ivy entrance corridor and on a University office facility at 2420 Old Ivy Rd. The University already has solar arrays on the Central Grounds Garage, Ridley Hall, Old Ivy Stacks, Clemons Library, Skipwith Hall and the Alderman substation. 

The panels on the Central Grounds Garage and Ridley Hall are part of a partnership with Dominion Energy, in which the University rents roof space to the utility and the electricity goes into the electric grid. The other panel arrays feed electricity directly to the buildings on which they are mounted.

The School of Data Science building, which is still under construction, is expected to have a 58.4-kilowatt system, which will be online when the building opens in April.

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