Harvard University recently announced that its largest solar project to-date, an almost 600kw solar PV system on the roof of the Gordon Indoor Track building, is now online and producing electricity. The massive renewable energy project installed by Harvard Athletics includes over 2,275 solar panels on 1.5 acres of roof space.
Together with the 500kw Arsenal Mall solar project installed in 2009, Harvard now has over 1MW of installed solar PV capacity on Harvard owned property. The project was installed as part of Harvard’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2016 (from a 2006 baseline), including growth.
“Harvard Athletics is incredibly proud of this project and the many initiatives we’ve undertaken to help Harvard achieve its sustainability goals,” said Assistant Director of Athletics Jon Lister, showing the University's largest solar energy project to date.
To read more about the project and to see a time lapse video, click here.
To view on online photo album of the project click here.