Rooftop Solar Demonstration Project
In 2017, KUB added a 50 kilowatt rooftop solar array on its Corporate Services Building. The system was designed to offset 15 percent of the building’s electric load and 45 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent annually, which is equal to preventing emissions from 110,000 miles driven or 5,100 gallons of fuel consumed. Additionally, the project will help KUB better understand solar impacts on the electric system and support customers who are interested in installing their own systems.
KUB's new Engineering Building, due for completion in 2019, will include a 57 kilowatt rooftop solar array. With renewable energy production, optimized energy performance, daylighting and other sustainability features, the building is expected to achieve LEED certification.