Sullivan Solar Power completed the rooftop solar array on the new San Diego State University (SDSU) Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Center. The new Student Union is certified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum building which is the highest level of certification that can be achieved. Sullivan Solar Power was awarded the project after beating out multiple energy firms in San Diego. Sullivan Solar Power has installed seven solar photovoltaic projects for the University. This project highlights a new legacy of green building on campus, as the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Center is the first LEED Platinum building on campus. "San Diego State University's commitment to sustainability is a model for all other Universities in California," said Daniel Sullivan, president and founder of Sullivan Solar Power, "The efforts on behalf of the students and facility to become net energy zero by 2020 is a very ambitious goal, and we plan on helping SDSU achieve that goal. "The new Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union solar installation is a 93.202 kilowatt system. The system is comprised of 434 locally manufactured Kyocera solar panels and an Advanced Energy inverter. The system has already produced enough solar to offset 22,509 pounds of carbon dioxide. "The solar panels on top of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union symbolize SDSU students' commitment to renewable and clean energy," said Morgan Chan, SDSU Associated Students Vice President of University Affairs. "Students began the sustainability movement on the SDSU campus and through collaboration with administration and campus partners, they have been able to accomplish remarkable energy saving projects such as this." The Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union is a symbol of where the university has grown and led the way to institutionalizing sustainability both in the classroom and practical applications. Sullivan Solar Power is proud to help SDSU reach its sustainability goals and continue to work with the University.
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