17 Jun '11, 5pm

Taking the New York City Solar Map for a Test Drive

Taking the New York City Solar Map for a Test Drive

Champions of clean energy have long argued that New York City has incredible solar potential. Although Manhattan's vertical skyline may not be ideal, the outer boroughs -- full of broad, flat roofs on low-rise buildings -- have the right physical characteristics to support large solar arrays. Just as important, the demand patterns of the Big Apple also match solar's strengths: New York City's electricity demand is highest on those sunny, sweltering summer days when apartments, offices, and retailers alike are cranking their air conditioners. Now there's some hard data that supports these theoretical claims. Yesterday, the New York City Solar America City Partnership , led by Sustainable CUNY , released the New York City Solar Map . The map shows existing solar installations (photovoltaic and water heating) in the city and, more importantly, provides detailed estimates for ...

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