A photovoltaic power station of 170 kW and 510 modules for self-consumption is installed on the North Diagonal Campus of the Polytechnic University of Catalunya, which produce part of the electrical energy consumed in the classrooms of this campus in Barcelona. With a surface area of 2,067 m2 on the roofs of classroom buildings A1, A2, A3 and A4, this photovoltaic plant produces around 225,000 kWh, which is equivalent to 50% of the energy consumed in these buildings.

In addition, the UPC has a monitoring tool called SIRENA, which allows tracking and evaluating the evolution of the consumption of UPC supplies (electricity, gas, water) as well as the photovoltaic production and the air quality of the UPC’s interior spaces.

The installation of the solar power plant on the North Diagonal Campus has been coordinated by the UPC Infrastructure Service, with the support of the Innovation and Community Bureau (GIC) and the research center Renewable Electrical Energy Systems (SEER), who was responsible for the design and monitoring of the project and the technical solutions, providing advice to the Infrastructure Service.