Renewable Energy Tracker

Skipwith Hall

55 solar panels

15 kW peak capacity

A recent addition to UVA Grounds, Skipwith Hall is a Facilities Management building located near the Alderman Road Residence Halls.

Numerous Facilities Management teams are located in Skipwith Hall:

The Skipwith Hall solar array was completed in January of 2016 and has a capacity of 15 kW of AC electricity. As the first solar project at UVA, the 55 rooftop panels at Skipwith Hall reflect UVA’s commitment to a greener future. Skipwith Hall is anticipating LEED gold certification, demonstrating its comprehensive sustainable building design that incorporates passive cooling, natural daylight, and a green roof, as well as the solar array. Additionally, the layout of the building promotes a healthy, welcoming, and collaborative work environment for the employees under its roof.

Solar array atop Skipwith Hall
kW

Current solar production

MWh

Total solar production since January 10, 2015

Production

Total production: kWh

Average production: kW

After 6 hours at peak capacity, this solar installation is estimated to generate 90 kWh and save 67 kg of greenhouse gas emissions. This is equivalent to the carbon dioxide emissions from:

  • 164 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle
  • 8 gallons of gasoline consumed
  • 73 pounds of coal burned to generate energy

On a daily basis, the average US residential utility customer consumes approximately 30 kWh of electricity (emitting approximately 45 kg of greenhouse gas emissions), drives 37 miles, and uses approximately 4.5 gallons of gasoline and 41 lbs of coal.

1 kWh equals

Keeping a broadband router (7 - 10 watts) on for 5 days

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Environmental Savings from Total Solar Production to Date

5770

metric tons of CO2 avoided

650

gallons of water saved

4

barrels of crude oil not used