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Saint Vincent College

Saint Vincent Solar PV

Saint Vincent College worked with the WPPSEF to install a 20-kW solar PV system as part of their efforts to construct and renovate the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion for the Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Computing building. The project involved the construction of 45,000 sq. ft. of new and approximately 60,000 sq. ft. of renovated space. The Science Pavilion serves as the gateway into the entire structure. The facility utilizes a geothermal heat pump system with 227 wells as its primary source of heating and cooling. The 20-kW solar PV system is installed on the south facing main entrance roof of the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion. The science center serves as an educational tool to educate undergraduate students, K-12 students and teachers, and members of the general community about solar technologies and the importance of energy conservation and environmentally responsible energy production. WPPSEF provided $100,000 to co-fund the solar PV system. The $39 million Science Pavilion was dedicated on June 25, 2011.


LEED GOLD certified

Solar PV designed to produce 30,000 kWh

Largest building project in Saint Vincent history

Public outreach


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