The Bird Solar Project is a new initiative that will fund photovoltaic systems in multiple campus locations over the next few years.
Thanks to a generous investment from Jeff and Tina Bird, this project will more than double SCU’s current on-site solar generation capacity, reduce operating costs, and allow annual savings to be reinvested into additional sustainability efforts on campus.
Bird Project Locations and Impact
|Size (kW)||Estimated Completion||Annual Generation (kWh)|
|Leavey Parking Lot||687.5||Fall 2023||1,025,190|
|Athletic Excellence Center (AEC)||202.5||Fall 2023||300,746|
|North Garage||521||Spring 2024||783,004|
"It’s a gift that keeps giving to the University"
Contributions that made this project possible will accelerate SCU's sustainability initiatives in multiple ways.
2,108,940 total kilowatt hours
Upon completion, the total estimated renewable energy kWh production will be the equivalent of powering 115 homes for one year.