Tiffin University (TU) in Ohio and IGS Solar will begin construction this month on the first solar project to be constructed on the rooftop of the University’s Heminger Center. The solar system will drive a cleaner, emission-free energy platform, as well as mark the beginning of TU’s environmental commitment.
“With current challenges that surround funding for non-profit universities, Tiffin University feels strongly that we need to examine all means for cost saving initiatives,” said TU President Lillian Schumacher. “The university is also intentional in doing what is right for the student body, faculty, staff, and local community by putting forth clean energy standards and striving to meet them.”
The solar array will consist of 705 panels constructed on 14,000 square feet of rooftop space on the Heminger Center located in the heart of campus. Sized at approximately 240 kWdc, the array will generate roughly 270,000 kWh per year which is enough to supply approximately 26% of the annual electricity consumption for the Heminger Center.
IGS Solar will own, operate, and maintain the array. The company is helping TU integrate solar generation into its energy portfolio, while helping the university better control the long-term energy costs for its buildings. The project is estimated to begin construction in October 2018 and be online November 2018.
“We hope that opportunities for solar in Ohio continue to grow because the economic benefits are substantial,” stated Patrick Smith, VP of IGS Solar. “Working with Tiffin University to help control their energy costs by utilizing clean, renewable power has been a great success. We look forward to being a long-standing sustainability partner to the Tiffin University for years to come.”
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