Schatz Energy Research Center

Contact info and directions

The Schatz Center as seen from the BSS building, ringed by redwoods and with a solar array on a pink-red roof.

The Center is located in Arcata, California, on the campus of Cal Poly Humboldt. Download the campus map.

Please note that Schatz Center facilities are not open to the public on a drop-in basis.

  • Our main facility houses a large conference room, offices, staff and student workstations, a solar product testing lab, an electrical shop, an exterior courtyard for project work, and a machine shop. This building was constructed in 2011 and meets LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold equivalent standards.
  • Our West Wing was built in 2017. It is located immediately west of the main facility, and nestled between redwood trees. This building houses a second conference room, two faculty offices, and fourteen staff and student workstations.
Aerial of HSU shows the Schatz Center and surrounding buildings
The Schatz Center (middle, with solar array)


  • Two accessible parking spots are located next to the Center: one in the south side driveway, and one to the north of the building.
  • General parking is available in the lot immediately to the south of the Center (alongside 14th street).
  • Please note that a parking permit or day pass is required to park on campus. Day passes can be purchased (a) via the Passport app, or (b) at the main lot kiosk and in ticket dispensers in both the south lot and main lot. (See map for locations.)
  • Four-hour and metered street parking options are often available on 14th street and surrounding neighborhoods (typically within one to four blocks of the Center).

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