School of Urban & Regional Planning

Florida Atlantic University

The Solar Roof Initiative

The School of Urban and Regional Planning’s Solar Roof Initiative
gauge

The School of Urban and Regional Planning is proud to be home to one of the largest retro-fit solar roof projects in South Florida.  The Solar Roof Initiative is a compilation of student innovation and hard work that has led to:

  • A drastic reduction in carbon-based energy consumption by the building that houses the School…
  • The ultimate educational tool for students and anyone looking to utilize solar energy in an existing urban environment…
  • The Sun Fund Fellowship, the first known scholarship funded by the sun, which assures that every year a planning student will get a chance to make an impact

To learn more about how a student’s vision became a groundbreaking reality, check out these videos:

Visiting students from the Vienna Institute of Technology at the unveiling with Dr. Vos and SURP graduate students. Visiting students from the Vienna Institute of Technology at the unveiling with Dr. Vos and SURP graduate students.