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.) *


 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





Are tours of this facility available? No


System installed by:


Alteris Renewables




Learn more about Solar Photovoltaics




* Learn about how we calculate avoided emissions here