“These solar systems have transformed the area. Solar panels help cool down Arizona State’s Memorial Union plaza during hot months.
You’ll see people singing, talking, eating — It’s become a vibrant social gathering place.”
– Gerry Darosa, Director of Energy Innovations at Arizona State University
Memorial Union at Arizona State University
The Memorial Union project consists of two PowerParasol™ solar shade structure covering the busiest and most trafficked pedestrian mall at ASU adjacent to Student MU and Hayden Library. The project demonstrates the space transforming feature of PowerParasol™, covering pedestrian mall areas to provide shaded space for students, faculty and visitors to gather while providing renewable energy for the university.
- 397 kW DC with 1,380 photovoltaic solar panels
- 35,840 sq. ft. covered by structure (0.82 acres)