By ZOE FERGUSON
Cornell’s Snyder Road Solar Farm — the University’s first large-scale solar energy project — went live Friday, a move officials say is “key” in making Cornell a leader in sustainable energy.
The Snyder Road Solar Farm, located near the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, consists of a two-megawatt array of solar panels sprawled across 11 acres of Cornell property in the town of Lansing, according to Prof. Tobias Hanrath, chemical and biomolecular engineering, who is also a faculty fellow at Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future.
Cornell’s new solar farm will reduce carbon emissions by 0.5 percent, according to Sarah Zemanick of the Campus Sustainability Office. (Ryan Landvater / Sun Senior Photographer)