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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.08
Liaison Kristi Wiedemann
Submission Date March 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Princeton University
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Thomas Nyquist
Director of Engineering
Engineering and Construction
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
1,487,000 MMBtu

Clean and renewable energy from the following sources::
Performance Year
Option 1: Clean and renewable electricity generated on-site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes 0 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 0 MMBtu
Option 3: Clean and renewable electricity generated by off-site projects that the institution catalyzed and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes 0 MMBtu
Option 4: Purchased third-party certified RECs and similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a certified green power purchasing option) 0 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable electricity generating devices :

Princeton owns a 4.5 megawatt AC solar photovoltaic system. The system is comprised of 16,528 panels and 9 500kW inverters. Although the system provides approximately 5.5% of the annual electricity to campus, Princeton is selling all SRECs associated with our solar photovoltaic system until at least 2020.

Additionally, Princeton owns a system of solar panels that sit on top of Frick Chemistry Laboratory. The system's designed capacity is between 70-75 megawatts, and the system produces on average the equivalent of 2% of the building's power demand. This represents less than 1% of total campus energy use.


A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:
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A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
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A brief description of the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:
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The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.