UNC Asheville’s Overlook Hall will have a new addition this summer when 112 photovoltaic (PV) panels are installed on the rooftop to contribute to the campus’ electrical grid. This is the first significant PV array for the campus.
The donation of the panels, valued at more than $27,000, comes from Strata Solar, the largest solar developer in the state of North Carolina.
“Strata is committed to investing in its communities and environment,” said CEO Markus Wilhelm. “We have been working with the UNC system on several projects now, and it is great to see how the solar panel donation to UNC Asheville will help activate its students and employees to get excited about solar and renewable energy.”
The 26 kilowatt grid-tied solar PV array will cover the lower roof surface at Overlook Hall and be visible from the top-floor lounge.