In 2015, the university installed three large solar photovoltaic parking canopies at the The Robsham Memorial Center for Visitors. The solar canopies are estimated to produce 330,000 kilowatt hours of power per year and consist of over 1,000 photovoltaics modules that collect photons from sunlight, which are then converted into electrical energy. The project was supported by a grant from the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and comes with an energy dashboard, on display in the visitor center, which shows live production metering for the solar panels.
The parking lot canopies also have an interactive dashboard found in visitor center and online here.
For additional information visit UMass Amherst's Design and Construction management page.