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.
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.
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.
Two solar powered charging stations are available Haigis Mall and Skinner bus stops.
The PVTA has installed solar-powered sign at the Fine Arts Center bus stop.
The UMass Amherst Crop and Animal Research and Education Center in South Deerfield, MA, is home to a ground-mounted solar photovoltaic array.
The solar energy plan (draft) looks at multiple types of solar installations as a way for the university to increase its renewable energy portfolio.