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Snyder Road Solar Farm at Cornell University

Distributed Sun and Building Energy collaborated to install 6,778 solar PV panels on a 10-acre Cornell property site adjacent to the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. This is Cornell’s first large-scale solar project, producing 2,388,357 kWh in year one to offset nearly 400 homes. The 2 MW project met NYSERDA’s incentive program requirements, and offers electricity to Cornell at a competitive price through a power purchasing agreement (PPA). A section of 10 solar panels was also constructed for Cornell’s academic use.


Ithaca, New York
Project type
University solar
Project Capacity
2.1 MW DC
Annual Electricity Generation
2.4 GWh
CO2 Avoided to Date
9,161 metric tons
Commissioning date
September 25, 2014