Alternative Energy Projects

Solar Trackers

Aiken Solar Trackers

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Aiken Solar Trackers

Schedule: Completed December 2010
Project Manager: Todd Merchant

This project, supported by a $200,000 grant from the student-supported Clean Energy Fund, involved installation of 17 solar trackers on a highly visible portion of UVM land that is leased to the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) on Spear Street.  These tracking photovoltaic panels result in a reduction of at least 35 Metric Tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year and 875 Metric Tonne CO2 equivalent of greenhouse gas over the long lifetime of the project.  Electrical power generated from these trackers is net metered back into the electrical grid and produces renewable clean energy that contributes to the George D. Aiken Center's LEED Certification.