North Central College | 563 kW

Solar & Battery Storage

“We already have a portfolio of sustainability projects completed on campus in geothermal, solar thermal and energy-efficient lighting,” says North Central College President Troy D. Hammond. “Now, we’re going to have one of the largest photovoltaic arrays of any small college in the country right here on our campus.”

The 563 kW solar array provides 22 percent of the electricity for Res/Rec, the largest building on campus. The LEED Silver building houses a 265-bed dormitory wrapped around an indoor running track, multipurpose athletic courts, training room, and fitness center.

The 250 kW battery storage system will provide passive income from grid services and backup power.


563 kW Rooftop Array
250 kW Battery Storage
1,632 SunEdison 330 W Modules

Annual Impact:

660,000 kWh Production
12,021 Trees cleansing the air
98 Cars taken off the road
49 Homes powered for a year

Project Completed:

April 2017