11 Jun '12, 9pm

NYC Solar Hub to Bring Solar to Cities Worldwide

In an innovative project to bring solar to cities across the world and reduce the costs of solar, New York City is creating a Solar Energy Hub. Using IBM's intelligent software platform for Smarter Cities, the output of every solar system in the city can be seen in real time, giving crucial information on whether that's enough energy to offset costly upgrades to the grid or use fossil fuel generators during peak usage periods. CUNY Ventures, a City University of New York (CUNY) Economic Development Corporation, will be able to monitor and analyze solar production and capacity through the NYC Solar Portal on the web. They'll be able to fine-tune current resource use, quickly identify barriers, foster inter-agency permitting and tracking, solar empowerment zones, and a NYC Solar Map - which shows existing solar PV and solar thermal installations in the city and estimates the...

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