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.

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32540 S Biosphere Rd, Oracle, AZ 85739

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Green Fund

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Biosphere 2

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Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing
Science Engagement
Urban Environment
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