With the UB Solar Strand app, you can discover the University at Buffalo’s 750 kW photovoltaic installation. The app can be used remotely and as a personal tour guide once at the Solar Strand. Use the app to access educational resources, view real time power generation at the Solar Strand and plan a visit.
• Use the interactive tour feature to unlock GPS WAYPOINTS and explore the site with confidence.
VISIT GPS WAYPOINTS
• Watch videos describing the ecology of place, and how the sun affects life on Earth
• Learn the vision behind the project, the artist selection and view construction photos
• Discover and identify which birds, mammals, trees and wildflowers call the Solar Strand home
• See how photovoltaics produce electricity
• View a gallery of sun photographs
• Find out where other public solar installations are in Western New York
• Learn about the history of renewable energy in Western New York
• Make connections to broader sustainability issues
• Use our SUSTAINABILITY CALCULATOR to determine your environmental footprint
• Review our comprehensive list of resources for educators and students
• Borrow a SOLAR KIT to supplement formal teaching in the classroom
PLANNING A VISIT
• View a map, obtain driving or walking directions to the Solar Strand
• Schedule a visit or reserve the Solar Strand for large groups
SOLAR STRAND CODEX
• After visiting all WAYPOINTS visitors are encouraged to share their personal interpretations of the Solar Strand
New interactive tour content.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.