SUNY Cortland has flipped the switch on a solar panel field that will supply six percent of the college’s electricity needs.
The 3,600 solar panels are tucked off to the side of the college’s athletic fields. It was a two-year project from start to finish and cost $3 million. SUNY Cortland was the first public college in the state to install such a project.
The panels produce 1.5 million kilowatt hours of power. The college has set a goal of getting 10 percent of its power from solar by 2050.