|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 11, 2011|
Portland State University
OP-8: Clean and Renewable Energy
|1.32 / 7.00||
Option 1: Total clean and renewable electricity generated on site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes :
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated:
Option 3: Total clean and renewable electricity generated by off-site projects that the institution catalyzed and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes :
Option 4: Total RECs and other similar renewable energy products that the institution purchased during the performance year that are Green-e certified or meet the Green-e standard's technical requirements and are third party verified:
Option 5: Total electricity generated with co-generation technology using non-renewable fuel sources :
Total energy consumed during the performance year :
A brief description of on-site renewable electricity generating devices :
PSU has two small PV projects.
The first involves a 1 kW array (polycrystalline silicon) on top of Science Building 2 used for classes. It was purchased in July 2001. The professor in charge, Carl Wamser, got funding from US Department of Energy for a bunch of panels but has not yet been able to fully deploy them. The pictures on his website are for some early tests he was doing. They were probably never grid-connected, and were probably not up for more than a few weeks.
(http://web.pdx.edu/~wamserc/solar/ and David Sailor)
The second involves a total of 16 170Watt Solarworld panels – 4 each over 4 green roof test pans. The panels were only installed late spring 2010, so no power generation from July 2007-June 2008. It is an NSF-funded “GriPV” project that received some matching funds from PGE, OR BEST, SolarWorld, City of Portland, and Miller.
A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:
A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
A brief description of RECs or other similar renewable energy products purchased during the previous year:
In 2008, 20% of PSU's electricity was purchased from renewable sources. In 2009, 50%, and 2010 100% of energy was from renewable sources. Green-e certified RECs through Sempra Energy Solutions.
A brief description of co-generation technologies deployed:
The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:
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