Classes and teams are invited to visit sites where innovation is at work. See first-hand how Cornell's facilities are demonstration sites for sustainability every day.
Solar Farm Request Form | 607-255-6375
Cornell has six solar farms (and nine campus solar arrays), many of which have research and teaching facilities specifically for our faculty and students. Our solar farms have open data systems for living laboratory projects and friendly sheep who help mow the grass.
Dede Deeley | 607-255-9513
Standard power plants use just 40% of the fuel they burn to produce electricity. Cornell employs combined heat and power, or the simultaneous production of electricity and the utilization of “waste” heat for campus heating requirements, to optimize the efficiency of the Central Energy Plant.
Frank D. Perry | 607-255-6634
When the hydroelectric plant located on Fall Creek was established, it provided enough energy to power all of the City of Ithaca, including Cornell’s campus. Still producing clean, renewable energy today, the hydroelectric plant is located centrally for an easy visit by campus community members.
Note: Tours are offered for groups only, no individual requests. Many facilities also offer access to data or systems for students and faculty to explore in addition to an in-person tour. Advance notice of 2-6 weeks is requested.