Facilities & Services
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign features two utility-scale solar farms on south campus. Recently, The U of I made the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) top-30 list of the largest on-site green power users in the Green Power Partnership (GPP). The university ranks number 25 nationally after producing more than 16,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of green power between July 2020 and June 2021. The university’s total will increase next year, as this period only accounts for five months of Solar Farm 2.0 production after commercial operations began on January 29, 2021.
Getting There: Tours begin at the Physical Plant Service Building (PPSB) at 1501 S. Oak Street in Champaign, with a 45-minute presentation, and then participants travel to the Solar Farm 2.0 site north of Curtis Road, between First Street and Dunlap Avenue. You MUST have transportation. If you opt to drive to PPSB, a limited number of visitor spaces are available next to Lot E23, adjacent to the south side of the building. Meter parking also is available along Oak Street and in Lot E14, across the street from PPSB. Bike racks are located on the south side of PPSB. See the F&S Visitor Guide (pdf) for more parking information. There is limited parking on-site for Solar Farm 2.0 from a gravel lot off of Curtis Road. If members of your group opt to drive to the site, please carpool. Although parking is free, space is limited. You also may bike to the site.
U of I Classes: If you are a University of Illinois faculty member needing to schedule a tour during your class' regular meeting time, please note this in the "Additional Information" box at the end of the survey.
Research Requests: If you are a researcher requiring data, please use this form whether or not you require a tour. Please include a brief description of your research project and the data needed in the "Additional Information" box at the end of the survey.
Media Requests: If you request an interview, please complete this form whether or not you require a tour. Please be sure to include the name of your organization or class, your deadline, and the general nature of your article in the "Additional Information" box at the end of the survey.
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