Solar Energy

Campus Solar Projects

UMass Amherst is a leader in renewable energy and has installed over 10 MW of solar projects across the campus and beyond.

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 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. 

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 Canopies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst