Renewable energy

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Sunshine to supply University’s main source of power

Beginning this summer, the University of Miami will join a voluntary Florida Power & Light program to provide more solar energy to its campuses. The University of Miami will soon become one of the largest higher education institutions in Florida to harness solar energy to power nearly all of its campuses, allowing a drastic reduction of its carbon footprint. Learn more

ROOFTOP SOLAR PV

The North Studio is set to offset approx. 12.6% of its annual electricity consumption with onsite renewable energy via fixed tilt solar PV rooftop panels, rated at 50.8 kW DC (39.1 kW AC). In combination with the building's other energy efficiency improvements, the North studio uses approx. 46% less energy than typical buildings in this climate zone. The South Studio is set to offset approx. 8.9% of its annual electricity consumption with onsite renewable energy via fixed tilt solar PV rooftop panels, rated at 20.8 kW DC (16 kW AC). In combination with the building's other energy efficiency improvements, the South studio uses approx. 27% less energy than typical buildings in this climate zone.

Food Court PV Array - 20 KW 

Frost School of Music Studios PV Array - 75 KW

 

Solar Charging Umbrellas

Students can now charge their electronic devices with Solar energy!

The new Solar Charging Umbrellas are located in the resting area between the Whitten Learning Center and the Panhellenic Building. They store solar energy and come with an outlet that let you charge mobile devices.
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The ECO Agency- Student Government installed a 20KW solar photovoltaic system on top of the Hurricane food court.




The brand new Patricia Louise Frost School of Music building is equipped with a 50 KW Photovoltaic solar panel system that will offset 20 to 30% of its load!

 

UM has implemented Solar Thermal system as part of our Silver LEED Neuroscience Center hot water system to reduce total energy demand for scientific research.

The system has reduced total hot water energy demand for cage wash, lab sinks and domestic use on the site by 30%.


Forgot your phone charger? Why not recharge in style with our Solar-Powered SOOFA, in front of the Richter Library.