Renewable Energy

We have an unmistakable impact on our environment, and successfully limiting and reducing that impact is key to long-term sustainability.

Multimodal Transportation Center

The Multimodal Transportation Center is a multi-level transit facility designed to provide students, faculty, staff, visitors and the community easy access to and within the campus and surrounding communities.

The center supports UNI's commitment to sustainability by capturing and reusing solar energy, as well as facilitating the use of transit and other modes of transportation to campus.

Photovoltaic Panels

The University of Northern Iowa's MultiModal Transportation Center is powered by 960 photovoltaic (PV) panels. Each PV panel output is 215 watts for a total of 206,400 watts for the system. This is equivalent to powering approximately 75 to 100 average homes.

This facility is one of the first net-zero buildings in the State of Iowa.

Real-time PV Power Output: 166 KW

Total Cumulative PV Energy Output: 233,808 KWH