Campus Center Solar Panels

MSOE’s 29-kilowatt photovoltaic array is composed of 144 Kyocera KD205GX-LP 205 watt PV modules. It translates this DC energy to grid quality AC power through the use of six 5000-watt SMA Sunnyboy inverters. Each inverter is connected to one of the three phases of the grid. This allows for a balanced 3-phase grid connection. 

MLH Solar Panels

Fourteen solar panels on the roof of Margaret Loock Residence Hall generate an estimated 1,100 therms of energy per year, supplying about 20 percent of the annual hot water needs of the residence hall. They also avoid approximately six tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year. The project began in 2010 and was funded entirely by the City of Milwaukee, U.S. Department of Energy, We Energies and the State of Wisconsin Focus on Energy program. The system serves as a remote component of the Mechanical Engineering Department’s Renewable Energy Systems Laboratory. It is used, along with existing in-lab systems, to teach students about solar thermal energy.

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