Solar Thermal Data

To help Syracuse University reach its goal of being carbon neutral by 2040, Energy Systems and Sustainability Management, in conjunction with Auxiliary Services, installed 240 solar thermal panels on the roofs of 20 buildings, serving 160 three-bedroom South Campus apartments in 2013.  A total of 40 systems, six panels per system were installed to save energy by harnessing the energy from the sun instead of using traditional electricity to heat water in the apartments.  In addition the systems are an education and awareness tool for the campus community about renewable energy technology. If you have any questions related to the solar thermal project data please contact Melissa Cadwell  at macadwel@syr.edu.

 Solar Panel Usage Data

2015

  Energy Saved CO² Avoided
January 11,040.7 kWh  5,524.2 lbs CO²
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Total 11,040.7 kWh 5,524.2 lbs CO²

2014

  Energy Saved CO² Avoided
January  8,821 kWh  4,413.6 lbs CO²
February  12,100.3 kWh 6,054.4 lbs CO²
March 17,141.8 kWh 8,576.9 lbs CO²
April 23,833.8  kWh 11,925.2 lbs CO²
May 14,208.2 kWh 7,109.1  lbs CO²
June 7,492.2 kWh 3,748.7 lbs CO²
July 8,739.7 kWh 4,372.9 lbs CO²
August 15,801.2 kWh 7,906.1 lbs CO²
September 27,555.8 kWh 13,787.5 lbs CO²
October 20,092.8  kWh 10,053.4  lbs CO²
November  8,958.3 kWh  4,482.3 lbs CO²
December  3,831.9 kWh  1,917.3 lbs CO²
Total 168, 577 kWh 84,347.4 lbs CO²

 

 2013*

Energy Saved CO² Avoided
September  17,414.9 kWh  8,713.5 lbs CO²
October  8,240 kWh  4,122.9 lbs CO²
November  8,686.3 kWh  4,346.2 lbs CO²
December  3,216.8 kWh  1,609.5 lbs CO²
Total  37,558 kWh
18,792.1 lbs CO²

* The information is not 100% valid due to issues related to installation.