Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sunny Buffalo - We've got the Power!

UB North Campus to plug into solar power in big way
Panels on 7 acres will provide electricity for 735 apartments housing 2,000 students
The largest ground-mounted solar energy project to date in the state will be built in sunny Western New York. The State Power Authority and the University at Buffalo (UB) announced plans Wednesday to install 5,000 solar panels, which could generate enough solar energy to power 735 campus apartments for 2,000 UB students. The project, on the North Campus in Amherst, will cost about $7 million and is expected to be completed by the fall of 2010. To read the full report, click here.

At 1100 kW capacity, the UB solar power project ranks among the top 10 in the country on college campuses, most of which are in California, according to information provided by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Buffalo poised to display its green side to 3,000 visitors - 5/11/2009
Solar 2009 spotlights region’s potential as a renewable power hub
Buffalo this week hosts one of the largest national conferences on solar and other renewable energy sources. Organizers say the Solar 2009 National Conference offers a chance for an expected 3,000 out-of-towners to see that this region is a hotbed of activity in renewable energy and green jobs. See the report by Stephen T. Watson in The Buffalo News.

Solar 2009 Public Day
Celebrating Solar Energy and Our Commitment to the Environment

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