29 Sep '14, 11pm

New York To Spend $23 Million for Solar Panels on 24 Schools

New York City will spend $23 million to install solar-paneled roofs on 24 public schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. The installations will triple the amount of solar power currently gathered on city-owned buildings, the mayor said today at a news briefing. The total investment will be about $28 million, with $5 million coming from state grants under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s NY-Sun Initiative. Standing outside John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx, one of the first schools to rely on solar energy to power its classrooms, de Blasio told reporters that the shift to renewable energy isn’t only a way to support new technology and save money, but a “moral imperative” as well. “It’s the right thing to do for our children and grandchildren,” de Blasio said, noting that the panels will have a capacity of 6.25 MW. “With the help of our partners at the state government, we’re one ...

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