The efforts of 2007 student Jay Brandeis to green Otterson Hall are starting to pay off. Working closely with Dean Sullivan, Assistant Dean Clark Jordan, and a host of internal and external partners, Brandeis has been a principal driver of the effort to put solar power on Phase I of Otterson Hall. After a year of conditioning, the contractual agreements for the deal are now being finalized.
The Otterson system is a photovoltaic solar array scheduled for installation in June and expected to have 19.2 kW of capacity. It will satisfy roughly 10% of Otterson’s energy demands and offset the equivalent of approximately 18-20 tons of carbon per year. The system is just the second PV installation by a U.S. business school and the first at UCSD over 5 kW. As shown below, the array will be located on the southeast corner of Otterson, opposite of RIMAC, and a monitor in public view will report its productivity.