Renewable Energy Research and Application at DRI

Renewable Energy Research and Application at DRI

The Desert Research Institute is committed to discovering new economically and environmentally friendly energy production methods. DRI supports expanding renewable energy research throughout Nevada and around the U.S.

Real-Time Monitoring of DRI’s Solar Arrays

Check out the links below to see how much solar power DRI is generating right now.

CONTACT

Peter Ross
Assistant Vice President
Campus Planning and Physical Plant
Peter.Ross@dri.edu
775/673-7388

Solar-Generation Capacity on DRI’s Campuses

DRI has installed three new photovoltaic systems, boosting the Institute’s total clean electrical power-generating capacity installed statewide to more than one megawatt (MW).

Six separate arrays on DRI’s Las Vegas and Reno campuses together generate nearly 20 percent of the electrical power requirements needed for DRI’s facilities and save the Institute more than $150,000 annually in electrical costs.

Year Installed

kW Generated

# of Panels

CO2 emissions reduced

% of DRI power

2009

20

96

68,000

0%

2012

117

418

380,000

2%

2012

390

1,658

1,383,000

7%

2013

498

1,846

1,572,000

8%

2013

60

198

216,062

1%

TOTALS

1,083

4,216

  3,619,062

18%