UB's Solar Strand provides multiple learning opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the community.

The Partnership

UB, NYPA make it happen

The 3,200-panel Solar Strand is a work of public art and represents a unique partnership with the New York Power Authority and UB.

With the Solar Strand, UB and NYPA are making a long-range investment in creating a climate for excellence—a sustainable, innovative environment that supports our students, faculty and staff and increases our positive impact on the communities we serve, from local to global.

The project complements a broader scale of development of new and remodeled buildings happening at UB.

This initiative’s success also is due to the resolve and ingenuity of Western New York entrepreneurs. More than 40 regional companies contributed to the Solar Strand’s completion, supporting job creation and pumping revenue into the local economy.

In addition, the Solar Strand advances New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s commitment to tripling the amount of solar power generated in the state by 2013 and developing clean energy technologies.