Solar Panels for Shade and Energy

Students and faculty in CAPLA have launched an initiative to shade their building’s exposed ductwork with a total of 44 photovoltaic solar panels—a solution that will make its heating and cooling system 2%-5% more efficient. With these solar panels in place students will see theory put into practice in a real-world setting. A highly visible energy solution like this raises student awareness about energy consumption, energy generation, building design and solar technology—while setting an example for other departments around campus.

Guide Code: 
GEG57
Location Information: 

1160 East Speedway Blvd. (CALA East building, site of project)

Funding Source: 

Green Fund

Groups/Entities Involved: 

College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture 

Project Theme: 
Business and Economics
Climate and Adaptation
Energy
Urban Environment
Project Image: 
Year Started: 
2013

For more information, please contact greenguides@email.arizona.edu.