20 Jun '11, 6pm

New Map Shows NYC Could Double Nation's Solar Capacity with Rooftop Arrays

was made by surveying every -- yes every -- rooftop in the city to see which were most primed for capturing solar power. A team of researchers made a series of flights over the city using a Lidar laser system to collect date on size, shape, angle and sun exposure vs. shade cover of each building. The rooftops that were deemed suitable could generate 5,847 MW, which is more than twice the nation's capacity of 2,300 MW, and enough to power half the city on solar power alone.

Full article: http://www.ecogeek.org/solar-power/3535-new-map-shows-nyc...

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