Solar Energy

Solar Canopies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

2021 Solar Projects (2 Parking Canopy Systems and Battery Storage)

UMass added 4 more megawatts of solar canopies with Tesla battery storage projected to produce 4.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity

2017 Solar Projects (2 Parking Canopy Systems and 5 Roof Systems)

At no upfront cost to itself, UMass Amherst is installing 15,576 photovoltaic panels across campus to provide 5.5 megawatts (MW DC) of clean renewable electrical power at heavily discounted rates.

Robsham Visitor Center Solar Canopies

The Robsham Memorial Center for Visitors features three large solar photovoltaic parking canopies, which are capable of producing an estimated 330,000 kilowatt hours of power annually. 

Central Heating Plant's Solar Hot Water System

In 2015, the university installed a solar hot water system on the Central Heating Plant (CHP) in an effort to reduce the amount fossil fuel used in the plant's steam boiler system. 

Solar Powered Charging Stations

Two solar powered charging stations are available Haigis Mall and Skinner bus stops.

Solar Powered Bus Stop Departures Signs

The PVTA has installed solar-powered sign at the Fine Arts Center bus stop. 

Solar Array – Crop and Animal Research and Education Center

The UMass Amherst Crop and Animal Research and Education Center in South Deerfield, MA, is home to a ground-mounted solar photovoltaic array.