Wesleyan University

Solar Photovoltaic

 

System Size (kW DC): 7.20

 

Expected Annual Electricity Generation (kWh): 6,986

 

 

 

 

Teaching Benefits of Going Green

Administrators and educators around the state have recognized that installing solar photovoltaic panels and other clean energy generating systems at their schools is good for their students, institutions and communities; it is a great way to support the environment, control energy costs and teach the benefits of going green.


In an ongoing effort to promote sustainability, Wesleyan University installed a solar PV system on a student housing unit in Middletown.  The installation is a very visible example of Wesleyan’s commitment to clean energy.  Consisting of 32 solar panels, the 7.2-kilowatt system now supplies about 57% of the dormitory’s electricity needs. 

 

The university, which has also installed a cogeneration system on campus, continues to look for new ways to meet its sustainability goals.   

 

Environmental Benefits

 

Annual Emissions Avoided (lbs.) *

 

CO2 CO NOX SO2
 7,754  6  4  15

 

 

The energy produced by this system is equivalent to:

 

The needs
of 1 home

Removing the
emissions for 1 car

Planting 1 acre of trees

 

 

Additional Information

 

Wesleyan University

19 Fountain Avenue

Middletown, CT 06457

 

John Meerts

860-685-2607

jmeerts@wesleyan.edu

 

 

Are tours of this facility available? No

 

System installed by:

 

Alteris Renewables

www.alterisinc.com

 

 

Learn more about Solar Photovoltaics

 

 

 

* Learn about how we calculate avoided emissions here