Gustavus Renewable Energy Projects

Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation

Solar thermal—Melva Lind Interpretive Center

Side-by-side demonstration of flat plate (Solar Skies) and evacuated tube solar (Apricus) collectors
Supplements building heat
Installation by Johnson Center (TraverSoleil LLC)
Partial funding from Clean Energy Resource Teams



Solar thermal—Jackson Campus Center

16 Next Generation Energy NGE-224-TU panels
Ballast mounted to avoid roof penetrations
Supplies partial water heating to Campus Center (includes Dining Services)
Installation by Energy Concepts, Inc. of Hudson, WI
Donor funded

Summary of 8 months of performance



Solar thermal—Lund Center

24 Solar Skies SS-40 panels
Supplies partial pool heating and domestic hot water
Uses an existing storage tank installed in 1984 in anticipation of solar
Installation by Energy Concepts, Inc. of Hudson, WI
Donor funded

Summary of 8 months of performance

Solar thermal—Beck Academic Hall

60 Solar Skies SS-40 flat plate panels
Provides building heat and summer air conditioning reheat
Installation by subcontractors under LKBP Engineers, Inc.
Donor funded

Solar thermal ouput display for Beck Academic Hall

Solar electric—Olin Hall

Three technologies side-by-side:

All located on an accessible roof for student access.
Donor funded

Data monitoring online

Beck Hall photo

Solar electric—Beck Academic Hall

40 KW system installed by ABLE Energy, Inc.
ReneSolar 250W panels
Donor funded

Data monitoring online.
Other energy data from Beck Academic Hall

Skystream wind turbine

Wind electric—Big Hill Farm campus garden (funded by the National Science Foundation)

Skystream 3.7 turbine (2.1 KW rated power @ 24.6 mph)
45-ft hinged monopole tower
Turbine and tower supplied by Today’s Alternatives of St. Peter, MN
Installed January 2012 by Gustavus Physical Plant staff
Funded by the National Science Foundation

Installation and operating data information page
Direct link to current operating data