University of Delaware


849 kW DC

Located in Newark, Delaware, University of Delaware is host to an 849 kW DC roof-mounted solar installation system capable of generating 1,041,431 kWh of green energy annually. The system consists of polycrystalline solar modules installed on the rooftops of Clayton Hall, the Field House, and 461 Wyoming Rd. The completion of this project has designated the University of Delaware as the largest solar-power generator in the state. Perpetual Energy Systems and its joint venture partner for this project, Standard Solar Inc., provided a complete turnkey solution at no capital outlay from the university. The panels will reduce the university’s energy costs by more than $30,000 annually. In addition, University of Delaware’s estimated annual energy production is equivalent to 720 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year.

The reduction of 720 metric tons of CO2 is equivalent to:

  • Taking 141 passenger cars off the road for one year
  • Electricity used to power 87 homes for one year
  • Carbon sequestered by 18,452 tree seedlings grown for 10 years
  • 3.9 railroad cars worth of coal