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 distributed on various sites on the Bologna Campus: Lazzaretto, CAAB, Ozzano, Cadriano and ex-Morassutti. 



The most important realisation is the one installed at the new Cesena Campus that houses the activities of the School of Engineering and Architecture, with a total power output of 150 kW. There are also systems at: the Cesena Technopole (50 kW), the Forlì Campus (at the Technopole, 12 kW, and at the Teaching Hub, 20 kW), the Leon Battista Alberti complex in Rimini (20 kW) and Fano (3 kW).

Photovoltaic systems installed at the University of Bologna cover 3% of the energy consumed by the University.