U Colorado Colorado Springs to Get Outdoor Solar Seating

Funded by the university's green fund mechanism, the soon-to-be installed picnic tables come equipped with a solar panel umbrella that provides power to outlets and nighttime lighting.

U California Davis to Open Biodigester

Set to begin working in January 2014 and after eight years of research, the university will open an anaerobic digester that converts pre- and post-consumer food from the dining halls into electricity for campus.

Himachal Pradesh Agricultural U Proposes Solar Plants

(India): In an effort to conserve energy and financial resources, the university has proposed four power plants between three of its colleges, totaling a 200-kilowatt capacity.

Kwame Nkrumah U Science & Technology Implements Biogas Project

(Ghana): Established by the university's Energy Center, the pilot project is intended to serve as a model for biogas development across Ghana and the West Africa subregion.

Northwest Missouri State U Completes Lighting Upgrade

(U.S.): The new lighting and energy efficiency upgrades in 12 of the university's buildings will help the university save money in light of a recent increase in electricity rates.

Oregon Tech to Connect Solar Array

(U.S.): Working toward its climate action plan, the soon-to-be-connected array of 7,800 panels will provide approximately 26 percent of the college's energy and covers nine acres.

ORT Hermelin Academic College of Eng & Tech to Become Microgrid

(Israel): The college president announced plans recently to transform the campus into a self-sustainable island to demonstrate how a smart electricity microgrid can successfully deliver energy to consumers when they need it and without power failures or extraneous costs.

Raju Institute of Technology Commissioned 100KW Solar Array

(India): The engineering college, with the aid of students, recently completed the 100-kilowatt rooftop installation, which includes 400 photovoltaic modules.

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology to Install Solar Windows

(Switzerland): The university's yet-to-be-opened convention center will be equipped with a colored glass façade consisting of dyed photovoltaic panels.

Tufts U to Add 99KW Photovoltaic Array

(U.S.): Joining the city of Medford's effort to solarize the city, the university will install the 99-kilowatt solar system to foster environmental sustainability on the campus.

Valdosta State U Installs 10KW Solar System

(U.S.): The new 10-kilowatt system will help the university foster a campus culture sensitive to sustainability.

Cornell U Students Save $35K Through Energy Efficiency

Energy Corps, a student organization that promotes campus sustainability and energy efficiency, helped the university save this year through replacing overhead and desk bulbs with more efficient ones.

U Illinois Urbana-Champaign Begins Energy Conservation Program

The new Campus Energy Conservation Incentive Program is an annual awards program that recognizes the buildings on campus that conserve the highest amount of energy in one year.

Western Washington U to Heat Pool with Solar

The university's Green Energy Fee Grant Program recently awarded students $219,511 to implement the energy saving and carbon emissions-reducing system.

Antioch College to Gain Energy Independence

Beginning in November, the college will begin drilling 150 geothermal wells to supply heating and cooling to the college. When the approximately $8.8 million project is completed, it along with photovoltaic energy will meet 100 percent of the college's heating and cooling demand.

California State U San Bernardino Connects CHP Plant

The new 1.4-megawatt combined heat and power plant is a joint project between the university and Southern California Edison utility company. Integrated into the campus' central plant, the system is generating electricity to the utility grid with waste heat at no cost to the university.

Dalhousie U Receives 'Bright Star' Award

Efficiency Nova Scotia recently decorated the university based on 12 energy efficiency and water projects over the previous 5 years totaling a $40 million investment.

ELECTRI International Green Energy Challenge Winners Announced

Hosted by the Foundation for Electrical Construction, the 2013 international competition challenged students to develop a comprehensive design and bid package for a parking garage sustainable energy retrofit. University of Washington took top prize; Penn State achieved second; and Iowa State University came in third.

Cornell U Offers Real-Time Energy Display

In an effort to lower energy consumption on campus, the new interactive Building Dashboard provides real-time campus energy usage for 50 buildings.

Missouri State U Launches 'Green Kiosk'

The university recently purchased the energy dashboard to educate the campus community about current energy use and to capture statistical information for facilities and sustainability projects on specific buildings.

Arizona State U Uses 100% LED Lighting in Athletic Arena

(U.S.): The new Wells Fargo Arena light-emitting diode source lighting helps to reduce the university's environmental impact, reduce energy consumption and improve lighting, which is a factor for championship selections.

Baldwin Wallace U Connects Wind Turbine

(U.S.): The university's new Skystream 3.7 wind turbine, sitting atop a 60-foot pole, generates electricity for a parking lot and maintenance shed.

U Queensland Gatton to Construct 3.3MW Photovoltaic Array

(Australia): After recent approval of a $40.7 million federal government grant, the new solar 3.275 megawatt installation will be a photovoltaic research facility consisting of 34,000 thin-film panels and cover 32 acres.

U.S. Solar Decathlon 2013 Announces Winners

(U.S.): Vienna University of Technology, a first-time U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competitor, took first place overall in the international competition whose design philosophy was guided by differing climes and lifestyles. University of Las Vegas Nevada won second and Czech Technical University placed third.

Atlantic Cape CC Completes 2.2MW Photovoltaic Project

The recently dedicated project includes more than 2,000 panels and spans four parking lots. The monitored system is projected to provide enough energy for approximately 220 homes and will be used as a teaching tool for students.

Bowdoin College Proposes 1.3MW Solar Installation

The 1.3-megawatt photovoltaic installation, which is projected to supply approximately eight percent of the college's annual electricity usage, is proposed to be built atop two athletic facilities and include a 127-acre ground mounted installation.

Cornell U, Texas A&M U Win 2013 Global Climate Award

The recently-won award recognized these universities for their achievements in providing clean, sustainable energy solutions through its on-campus combined heat and power system. The award's focus was on identifying and recognizing systems that illustrate the overall importance of district energy (heating & cooling) in providing sustainable energy solutions, providing a global benchmark for environmental excellence, and offering a platform for sharing successful ideas and encourage further interest in district energy.

Everett CC Constructs 19kW Photovoltaic Array

Helping to reduce the college's greenhouse gas emissions, the 19-kilowatt solar system is grid-fed and will serve as a teaching tool to engineering classes.

Sullivan County CC to Install 2MW Photovoltaic Array

Made possible by a grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, a power purchase agreement has been signed to construct a two-megawatt solar plant on nine acres of campus beginning in 2014. The array is projected to generate approximately 60 percent of the college's annual electricity consumption.

Virginia Tech Installs Solar-Powered Bus Shelter

To address the difficulty of running power lines to the shelter, which sits atop a steam tunnel, the university and local transit authority identified battery-banked solar power as a good solution.

Boise State U Installs Solar-Charging Picnic Table

The university's newly installed table was installed to allow the campus community to engage with sustainable energy and seed conversations about sustainable power on campus.

Temple U to Install 63kW Photovoltaic System

During the remaining months of 2013, the university and Community Energy, Inc will build the system on Edberg-Olson Hall, the university's main football program facility.

The George Washington U Debuts Solar Walkway

The innovative 400-kilowatt walkable solar-paneled pathway was recently completed at the university's Virginia Science and Technology campus.

Castleton State College Erects Wind Turbines

The four newly installed one-kilowatt micro-wind turbines on the college's Hoff Hall are installed with a 29-kilowatt solar array. The system is designed to be a hybrid system with solar generation happening during the day and wind energy generation occurring at night.

Colgate U to Install Solar Thermal System

In an attempt to lessen the university's use of number 2 heating oil, which is dirty and costly, one of 16 residence halls will soon have 12 solar panels that heat water from the sun for domestic uses in bathrooms and kitchens.

Alfred State College Installs Wind Turbine

Helping to offset the college’s carbon emissions, the 100-foot, grid-tied wind turbine will aid teaching at the college’s Center for Renewable Energy.

EPA Announces Green Power Leadership Award Recipients

Georgetown University and The Ohio State University were recently honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for achievements in advancing the nation's renewable energy market. Both universities are Green Power Partners of the U.S. EPA.

Essex CC Students Erect Solar Charging Station

The recently constructed nine-foot pole holds a single 30-watt photovoltaic panel. Erected by students in the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design and Solar Training course, the charging station will serve as a working lab.

Smith College to Install Photovoltaic System

Set to begin construction this semester, the new solar array will be comprised of 1,500 panels and is projected to produce about 550,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity. This project is in collaboration with a third party to help make it financially sustainable.

Western U Health Sciences Signs Solar Contract

A 20-year power purchase agreement was signed with Washington Gas Energy Systems for a 772-kilowatt rooftop photovoltaic system projected to supply 1,110 megawatts of electricity per year. Completion of construction is set for October 2013.

Brandeis U Partners on Solar Thermal Installation

(U.S.): Inspired by a student's trip to Israel where many houses heat water with the sun, the university recently completed the system on an apartment building with funding from two sources.

Georgetown U, Energy Dept Collaborate on Energy Efficiency

(U.S.): The two organizations recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a competition to encourage innovative, replicable and scalable approaches to reduce energy consumption in communities. The winner will receive $5 million in funding for the multi-year proposal.

Visvesvaraya Technological U to Open Renewable Energy Park

(India): Under its Center for Nanotechnology and in partnership with the Solar Agriculture Institute of India, the university has proposed a new renewable energy park on 10 acres to supply 100 percent of the school’s power and contribute to neighboring villages electricity.

U Minnesota Sees Results with New Energy Reduction Email Campaign

In an effort to reduce energy consumption of on-campus residents, faculty and staff, the university experimented with mass emails this summer encouraging energy conservation when the weather was hot and demand for energy was high. In July, demand was reduced 6.6 percent from the year prior.

Colby-Sawyer College Installs Wind Turbine

Helping to offset the college’s energy use, the 3.7 kilowatt wind turbine will also supply real-time data to students. Project funding was made possible from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation.

DePaul U Adds 2 Wind Turbines

Continuing to reduce its carbon footprint, the university’s two rooftop, grid-tied wind turbines help offset some of the building’s electricity needs.

Southern Oregon U Employs 32kW Photovoltaic System

(Paid for by a self-imposed student tax and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, the 117 solar panels were recently installed atop Stevenson Union.

SUNY Cortland Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity

The first in the 64-campus State University New York system, the university will receive electrical power from 100% renewable energy for all facilities. More than 700 new solar panels will be added, and the university will purchase 16 million kilowatts of renewable energy credits per year. Efforts to use renewable energy support its master’s program in sustainable energy systems.

Texas State Technical College to Install Solar and Wind

With the help of a State Energy Conservation Office grant in the amount of $235,000, the college is installing 52 solar panels and eight wind turbines. The energy will be fed into a campus building.

Anna U Installs 3kW Solar Project

(India): The Indian university in Chennai has installed the photovoltaic array to reduce its dependence on non-renewable forms of energy. Projected to produce an average of 12 kilowatts per day, the array was donated by an alumnus. The university plans to set up similar solar stations at constituent institutions to meet the state’s solar mandate, which indicates that 6 percent of total power consumed by educational institutions be met by solar.