NYSUNY2020: BU Sets Sights on Smart Energy

By Bryan Mercer

April 25, 2012 Updated Apr 25, 2012 at 6:19 PM EDT

Albany, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A $70 million Smart Energy Research and Development Facility is at the top of Binghamton University's wish list.

University President Harvey Stenger headed up to Albany today to present the school's NYSUNY2020 plan with state leaders.

Stenger says the new R&D center would focus on things like solar energy harvesting and high efficiency systems.

The school also hopes to add 2,000 more students and 150 faculty positions in the coming years.

The initial phase of the SUNY 2020 program will award $35 million in construction grants to schools with comprehensive long terms plans.

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