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Bird Solar Project

The Bird Solar Project is a new initiative that will fund photovoltaic systems in multiple campus locations over the next few years.

A row of solar panels with the sun reflecting off of them

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.

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