Onondaga Community College installed a 21.16 kWp solar array on the roof of the Whitney Applied Technology Center in Spring 2011. The panels will be used for student education and hands-on learning, in addition to producing renewable energy and reducing the College’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The College’s solar project design and installation was coordinated by Warner Energy based in Liverpool, NY. The solar panels are expected to replace approximately 25,000 kWh of the College’s electricity consumption each year. This offset is equivalent to the energy use of approximately three to four residential homes. The project will be linked to sustainability-related curriculum in the architectural technology program.
The solar project was funded through a grant from the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR). Partial funding was also provided by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) through the solar photovoltaic rebate program.
You can view data regarding the energy produced by the solar array below. For more information about the solar panels, please contact Sean Vormwald, Director of Sustainability, at 315-498-2847 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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