CASE STUDY

UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO

Location: Toledo, Ohio

The Client

The University of Toledo (UT) is a large public university in northwest Ohio serving 23,000 students on three campuses: Health Science, Scott Park, and Main Campus.

The Challenge

UT has a major engineering and research focus surrounding photovoltaics and desired to show their commitment publicly. Unless applied to rooftops, which is more expensive, a significant area of land is required to generate large amounts of electricity. UT’s main campus is dense with buildings, recreational areas and trees.

The Solution

  • Plug Smart developed a solar installation for the Scott Park Campus of Energy and Innovation, which would allow engineering students to monitor its performance and learn from it for years to come.

  • Constellation Energy partnered on the deal by financing the project, entering into a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the University, who would purchase their energy from the company at a pre-determined rate.

 

  • This was the first PPA by a publicinstitution in the State of Ohio

1,000 Tons

Reduction of CO2 Emissions

26%

Energy Generated Per Year

Our relationship with Plug Smart for the solar and wind electric generation systems on Scott Park campus will help students and researchers advance the technology that will power our future.”

 

Dr. Lloyd Jacobs

University of Toledo

Former President