Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.81
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2012
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Slippery Rock University
OP-8: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.03 / 7.00 Scott Albert
director of facilities
facilities & planning department
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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 :
35 MMBtu

Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated:
0 MMBtu

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 :
0 MMBtu

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:
4,743.07 MMBtu

Option 5: Total electricity generated with cogeneration technology using non-renewable fuel sources :
0 MMBtu

Total energy consumed during the performance year :
302,270 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable electricity generating devices :

Grid-tied PV system:
The grid-tied PV system at the Macoskey Center is located southeast of Harmony House. The 2.4 kW PV array is constructed from 20 Evergreen Solar EC120 12v PV modules and uses a Sunny Boy 2500U PV 240V AC Intertie Inverter.
The array faces south and collects direct sunlight. The angle of the array can be adjusted for maximum solar absorption.
This system is tied into the local utility company. If the system generates more power than the house is using at any given time, it feeds back into the utility grid and the Center is credited for it (the meter turns backwards). Conversely, if the house load is greater than what the PV system is generating, we can draw power from the grid.
Data on both power generation of the system and power consumption in the house is constantly recorded, and can be viewed with the web-based Fat Spaniel energy monitoring system.

Wind Turbine System:
The wind turbine system at the Macoskey Center is located on the ridge behind the Market Garden, to the south of Harmony House. The turbine is part of a grid-intertied system, which provides an emissions-free source of electricity for Harmony House.
Feasibility and siting of the system was based on a one-year study of wind speed and direction, carried out by an SRU graduate student.
Data on both power generation of the system and power consumption in the house is constantly recorded, and can be viewed with the web-based Fat Spaniel energy monitoring system.


A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:
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A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
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A brief description of RECs or other similar renewable energy products purchased during the previous year, including contract timeframes:

Slippery Rock University participated in a state program that purchases Renewable Energy Certificates through FY11, this program was dicontinued by Govenor Tom Corbett. SRU intends to continue purchasing ~25% of its electricity from certified-renewable sources.


A brief description of cogeneration technologies deployed:
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The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:

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