This initiative, brought to life by world-renowned landscape architect Walter Hood, is multipurpose and merges teaching, learning, art, research, sustainability and community engagement.
The Solar Strand represents an innovative approach toward obtaining carbon neutrality and lessening our environmental footprint on the future while welcoming our students, faculty, staff and community members at the gateway to our campus.
It will generate enough carbon-free energy to power approximately 700 student apartments, as well as serve as a natural classroom for kindergarteners to PhD students.
Hood, founding principal of Hood Design, professor and former chair of the Landscape Architecture Department at the University of California-Berkeley, will speak at the event.
Other speakers will be Gil C. Quiniones, President and CEO of the New York Power Authority; Dennis R. Black, vice president for university life and services; Robert G. Shibley, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning; and Shivani Kamodia, human health and environmental sciences student.
Free parking will be available in the lot across from the Center for Tomorrow. For more information, visit http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/news/uncategorized/ub-solar-strand-dedication-and-opening-april-23/