Solar@Oxy News

Annual updates on the College’s 1 MW solar array from Professor of Physics Daniel Snowden-Ifft for the Oxy community and beyond.

March 4, 2022

Today, Occidental's 1 MW solar array is 9 years old.  Since "first-light," on March 4th, 2013, the array has produced 16.20 GWh of electrical energy, 12.1% of the college's usage over the same time period.

March 4, 2021

Today, Occidental's 1 MW solar array is 8 years old. Since "first-light," on March 4th, 2013, the array has produced 14.46 GWh of electrical energy, 12.1% of the college's usage over the same time period.

March 4, 2020

Today Occidental's 1 MW solar array is 7 years old. Since "first-light" on March 4th, 2013 the array has produced 12.75 GWh of electrical energy, 11.9% of the college's usage over the same time period.

March 4, 2019

Today Occidental's 1 MW solar array is 6 years old. Since "first-light" on March 4th, 2013 the array has produced 11.01 GWh of electrical energy, 12.0% of the college's use over the same time period.

March 4, 2018

Today, Occidental's 1 MW solar array is 5 years old. In the last year the array produced 1.87 GWh of electrical energy.

March 4, 2017

Today, Occidental's 1 MW solar array is 4 years old. In the last year the array produced 1.82 GWh of electrical energy.

March 4, 2016

Today, Occidental's 1 MW solar array is 3 years old. In the last year the array produced 1.78 GWh of electrical energy, slightly down from our first (1.82 GWh) and second (1.88 GWh) years.

September 4, 2015

Today, Occidental's 1 MW solar array is 2.5 years old.

March 4, 2015

Today is the 2nd anniversary of Occidental's 1 MW solar array. In the last year the array produced 1.86 GWh of electrical energy, slightly up (+2.8%) from our total 1.81 GWh last year for a grand total of 3.67 GWh.

March 4, 2014

Occidental's 1 MW solar array just finished, today, it's first year of operation.  Happy 1st Birthday Solar Array!

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