The largest solar electric system at any university in the world and one of the largest solar energy systems in the nation will be installed this summer at California State University in Hayward, Calif. The 1.05MW solar electric system, manufactured and installed by Northern California-based PowerLight Corp., will deliver about 30% of the campus’ peak electricity demand during the summer months.

Covering more than 110,000 sq ft, the system will feature both rooftop and ground-mounted installations. This project will generate roughly 1.45 million kw hr annually, producing enough electricity in the daytime to power more than 1,000 homes