Campus Solar Charging Station

Austin, TX - 2014

The University of Texas Solar Charging Stations are a Office of Sustainability Green Fee project successfully installed in 2014 at the intersection of 23rd St and San Jacinto Blvd, and on the Perry-Castaneda Library Plaza. They are a custom design for the campus by Sol Design Lab. 

The stations were preceded by a solar design workshop in spring 2013 and were fabricated with assistance and oversight from UT's Project Management & Construction Services, Sol Design Lab, and Lighthouse Solar. Solar Charging Station Features: • Seats up to 9 people and shaded tables and benches • Wheelchair accessible worktable • 735 Watt solar array (three 245 Watt solar panels) • AC inverter / LED lighting / WiFi • 12 110V electrical outlets • 6 USB charging ports • 300 Ah 24V battery bank • Solar data logging system

Location Perry-Castaneda Library Plaza and corner of 23rd St / San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX
Client The University of Texas at Austin
Status Completed
Date 2014


Designer Team Beth Ferguson, Dallas Swindle, Misa Grannis
Fabricators Beth Ferguson, Dallas Swindle, Richard Mansfield, Van Zinsmeyer
Structural Engineer Frank Lamb
Solar Installer Lighthouse Solar
Project Partner The Department of Art and Art History
Project Partner UT-Austin Office of Sustainability