29 Nov '13, 1pm

New York City doubles down on solar energy

New York City doubles down on solar energy

A huge solar array planned for Staten Island is expected to increase New York City's renewable energy capacity by 50 percent. The solar power station is due to be built in Freshkills Park, where around 47 acres of parkland will be leased to the company SunEdison to build and operate the system, which is expected to produce enough energy to power more than 2,000 homes. Announcing the project this week, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said: "Over the last 12 years, we've restored wetlands and vegetation and opened new parks and soccer fields at the edges of the site. Thanks to the agreement today, we will increase the amount of solar energy produced in New York City by 50 percent, and it is only fitting that Freshkills, once a daily dumping ground, will become a showcase of urban renewal and sustainability." New York City's bold sustainability plan A push to increase green ...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2013/11/29/new-york-city-sol...

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