|Submission Date||Aug. 26, 2011|
Director of Utilities
University of Alaska Fairbanks requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: 195940.924
University of Alaska Fairbanks requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: 226420.32
One of the bus shelters on campus has a solar photovoltaic in place on the out side. The photovoltaic is on all year round. The electricity generated is routed into the campus wide system.
On the grounds is the Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC). CCHRC has three solar panels which are used to generate electricity for their building, and also sold back to the grid.
*none are currently being metered.
WERC (Water and Environmental Research Center) probably has roughly 50 such systems deployed at remote sites, perhaps up to 100 systems at times. Taken all together, and using the previous estimate, these might account for the equivalent of 1/10 kW continuous power from the sun being utilized.
We run about 17 weather stations all with some sort of solar panel on them, the largest array is no more than 150 watts. Folks at Water + Environmental Research Center (WERC), some Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB) researchers, GI researchers and anybody running remote weather/monitoring installations have battery based solar power systems and several augment with wind as well. There are many who use much larger arrays than the The Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research (BNZ LTER) group.
The university has a water plant that functions along side the power plant. The power plant burns coal to heat up water, which produces steam. This steam is used to generate electricity, and to heat and cool all the buildings on campus year round.
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