UW Power Plant Roof Solar Arrays

Three arrays of solar panels are installed on the Power Plant roof next to a radiometer that provides accurate measurements of incoming solar radiation.


Solar panels on the roof of the UW Power Plant building. Polycrystalline in the foreground, single crystalline in the back left, and CdTe in the upper right.

Array #1

Make- Abound Solar- (now out of business)

Model- AB1-72 Series Thin Film- Cadmium Telluride- more info

Area- 1200mm x 600mm x 30 panels


Make- SolarWorld

Model- Sunmodule SW240 v2.0 Mono Crystalline – more info

Area-  1675mm x 1001mm x 13 panel


Make- SolarWorld

Model- Sunmodule SW240 v2.0 Poly Crystalline – more info

Area- 1675mm x 1001mm x 13 panel


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– Ronald Litzinger, President, Edison Energy