Ford Center – Solar Array

Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

Project Highlights and Results

  • Northwestern University’s first on-site renewable energy source.
  • Doubles as an educational tool for University engineering students.
  • 17KW Photovoltaic solar array covers nearly all available area of lightly structure roof of the Engineering Building.
  • Roof location and ability to see equipment on the roof from ground level, project also had visual/aesthetic constraints.
  • Project incorporated new micro inverter technology, web based real time energy values, self-ballasted system (no roof penetrations), and low profile array
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