Solar Projects

Here Comes the Sun!

As part of a continuing commitment to reduce its carbon footprint, Fordham has increased its sustainable energy sources with the use of on- and off-campus solar arrays. The following are recent major solar projects: 

Fordham Staten Island Solar Project
This 2.6 MW ground mounted solar project is the largest solar array dedicated to any educational entity in NYC.

  • System was formally placed in service in June 2018
  • The project has generated over 7,300 MWH to date, with Fordham owning and retiring 100% of the associated Renewable Energy Credits (substantial LL 97 benefits)
  • System has saved Fordham over $185,000 on its ConEdison electric bills to date

The Fordham Staten Island Solar Project

Rose Hill Parking Garage Community Solar Project
This 960 kW roof mounted system is the largest Community Solar project to be hosted by any educational entity in NYC.

  • System was placed in service in September 2019, and has generated over 1,000 MWH to date
  • Fordham University has saved over $53,000 to date from this project
  • Innovative Community Solar structure allows Fordham to share the savings with other “subscribers,” including St. Paul’s and over 30 small Fordham accounts across NYC

Solar panels are installed on top of the Rose Hill parking garage

Campbell Hall Solar Project – this 7.7 kW roof mounted system was installed on the roof of Campbell Hall in 2019, and was funded by a student and alumni GoFundMe campaign.

Walsh Library – 250 kWh roof mounted solar installed in 2012.

Exterior image of the Campbell, Conley, and Salice residence halls