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SGEF Solar Panel Project
May 2017 Update
5.9.17 - Panels are currently being installed on the 3rd floor roof. Installation on the 4th floor will begin in the coming weeks.
April 2017 Update
4.25.17 - The panels are being moved into position for final placement beginning in early May.
4.19.17 - Cranes, trucks, and large machinery may block the north entrance over the next couple of days as work continues on the solar panel project. For your safety, be sure to follow the instructions of the signs and flaggers in this area.
March 2017 Update
The Marshall Student Center, in conjunction with USF Facilities, Planning & Construction and the Student Green Energy Fund is excited to announce our Solar Array Project. The project kicked-off on February 2, 2017 and included a review of the current roof conditions and a review of the construction drawings and completion of permits (all behind the scenes work). In the coming weeks, laydown of materials and coordination for deliveries will be made. Materials will be loaded to the roof and work will begin on Saturday, April 1st. Work is scheduled to be completed at the end of May. 2017. Upon completion, there will be an interactive digital screen showing the energy generated by the solar panels. The screen will be located in the MSC Atrium.
Sponsored by: Student Green Energy Fund
Construction Management Team: Manhattan Construction
Design and Installation: Solar Source
Completion: Summer 2017
The project is expected to produce 600,000 kWh per year, equal to:
- The annual energy usage of 50 homes, or
- 100 passenger vehicles driven for a year, or
- 53,000 gallons of gasoline saved
Read more about the project here.