Renewable Energy

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  • Sunshine to supply University‚Äôs main source of power

    SOLAR at the U PRESENTATION: Download Here

    University ranked No. 8 on EPA’s Top 30 list of higher education green power users
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected the University of Miami as a member of its “Green Power Partnership” in recognition of the University’s continued commitment to utilizing clean energy.
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    FPL - Solar Together
    The University of Miami joined the voluntary Solar Togther program from Florida Power & Light 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

    Fieldhouse Building Solar PV Array - 93 KW: dashboard coming soon

    Frost School of Music Studios PV Array - 75 KW
    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 
    The ECO Agency- Student Government installed a 20KW solar photovoltaic system on top of the Hurricane food court.

  • ECO Agency Solar Energy Outreach

    The University of Miami is going solar! In August 2021, the University of Miami joined a voluntary program from Florida Power & Light called Solar Together. The University 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. To celebrate this new era and to highlight its role in clean energy on campus, the Student Government ECO Agency inaugurated an ECO Solar Mural located in the Storm Surge Room, in front of the Student Shalala Center. In addition to promoting solar energy literacy, the mural displays the impact of the 20 KW Photovoltaic Array that the organization installed in 2016 on top of the Hurricane Food Court.


    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.
    Connect with ECO Agency and let us know what you think!
    Visit us on Facebook @UMiamiECOAgency or check out www.miami.edu/eco 

     

  • Solar Thermal system

    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%.