Generating Electricity to Reduce Utility Bills & Emissions
The City of Charlottesville has solar photovoltaic (PV) systems installed on City maintained facilities with more planned for installation. Each system has a data monitor that tracks most, if not all of, the system’s energy production.
The first three systems installed represent different scales of solar power generation with a medium-large array (Charlottesville High School), a small-medium array (City Facilities Maintenance Building), and a residential-sized scale (ecoREMOD Energy House). Completed in late 2016, the Smith Fitness and Aquatic Center is the newest one in the City’s portfolio. As more systems come online, they will be added to our data tracking.
Performance data from the systems are provided below and roll up numbers will be updated periodically. This data can be used as a starting point for residential and non-residential properties considering the benefits of solar power, the potential generation capacity, and the potential for monthly reductions on utility bills.