Studying Solar Energy at the Model City

Originally built as a model Earth to support life on other planets, UA’s Biosphere 2 now bridges the gap between laboratory experimentation and real-world observation. Now, new photovoltaic panels installed at this “model city” allow researchers to study how to incorporate and distribute renewable energy on the municipal level.

Guide Code: 
GEG13
Location Information: 

32540 S Biosphere Rd, Oracle, AZ 85739

Funding Source: 

Green Fund

Groups/Entities Involved: 

Biosphere 2

Project Theme: 
Energy
Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing
Science Engagement
Urban Environment
Project Image: 
Year Started: 
2011

For more information, please contact greenguides@email.arizona.edu.