Central Plant Thermal Storage

When originally installed in 2003, this was one of the largest solar electric installations at a public university in California. The $1.9 million photovoltaic project was developed through a partnership between the university’s Physical Plant Management, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), Southern California Gas Company and Shell Solar Industries. The installation of more than 3,000 solar panels can produce up to 225 kW of power. The university saves $30,000 annually in energy costs.