Did you know the sun produces enough energy in a single hour to last humankind for
an entire year? We haven't even come close to realizing the immense power the sun
makes available to us. Check out how we're already tapping into the power of the sun.
You may also want to explore related sustainability efforts presented on our buildings, energy and water pages. Also, check out what Binghamton researchers are working on.
- Our Center for Autonomous Solar Power is working to harness the sun's supply of renewable energy and make it an easily
accessible, low-cost power source. Researchers at CASP are creating technologies that
integrate solar power sources with new product designs.focuses on harnessing the sun’s
supply of renewable energy and making it an easily accessible, low-cost power source.
In collaboration with partners from several industries, researchers at the CASP are
working to create technologies that integrate solar power sources with new product
designs. Potential applications include transportation, communication systems, power
generation for buildings and devices that will charge cell phones and laptops without
the use of batteries.
- Binghamton uses solar-powered, pay-by-space meter systems across campus. Fitted with highly efficient solar panels and rechargeable batteries,
these systems are environmentally friendly, use free energy, require less overall
maintenance and offer better customer service.
- The University's Susquehanna Community has a 5kw solar panel installation that is
used to heat hot water for the apartment community.