One initiative that is helping Yale to achieve its aggressive greenhouse gas emission reduction goal is the installation of solar photovoltaics. Yale currently has three installations of various sizes on campus.
Visible from the ground, the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies’ Kroon Hall has a 100kW solar system. In addition to the solar panels Kroon Hall has also incorporated evacuated solar hot water tubes on the south facade of the building. This solar thermal system produces all of the hot water for the building.
Additional solar installations include a 24.5-kilowatt thin-film solar system on Swing Dorm. Fisher Hall at the Yale Divinity School provides a platform for 40kW solar system consisting of 255 solar panels..