Sun Addicted

The project involves the installation of photovoltaic systems for generating electricity from renewable sources, in order to meet the needs of heating/cooling systems and the energy needs of the University structures


The University of Bologna has installed photovoltaic systems in the university structures to produce electricity using renewable sources. The energy produced by the systems is mainly intended for on-site consumption or to operate heating/cooling systems and to meet the energy needs of the structures included in the project scope. The systems installed in the first phase provide a power output in excess of 1 MW and are dispersed throughout the various University Campuses: Lazzaretto, CAAB, Ozzano, Cadriano and ex-Morassutti. Plans for new installations include the AUTC’s intention to produce energy from renewable sources on a significant scale.


The biggest photovoltaic system is installed on the new campus of Cesena, where the School of Engineering and Architecture is located. Its total power output is 150 kW. The first photovoltaic installation for pedal-assisted bicycles has also been built in this complex. The new systems of the Cesena Technopole have been connected, totalling 50 kW. At the Forlì Campus, 12 kW and 20 kW systems are in operation at the Technopole and Teaching Hub respectively. Other installed systems output 20 kW at the Leon Battista Alberti complex in Rimini, and 3 kW in Fano.