55 solar panels
15 kW peak capacity
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 received LEED gold certification from the US Green Building Council, demonstrating its comprehensive sustainable building design, 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.
Current solar production
Total solar production since January 10, 2015
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:
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
metric tons of CO2 avoided
gallons of water saved
barrels of crude oil not used