26 Jul '11, 7pm

2/3 of Rooftops in New York City are Suitable for Solar Power

Probably a Similar Ratio in Other Cities If solar panels were installed on the 2/3 of buildings in NYC that are suitable, around 50% of the city's electricity needs could be provided for when the sun is shinning. Of course, we're nowhere near that number right now - NYC has about 6 megawatts of rooftop solar at the present time - but the mayor's office and various groups including City University of New York (CUNY) are trying to get that number to go up with various tools, including tax breaks and an interactive highly-detailed map that gives info on solar energy in NYC (see below).

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/rooftops-new-york...

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