As part of the ongoing renovation of Coney Island (Brooklyn), the infamous Stillwell Subway station has recently unveiled a 76,000 square foot solar roof manufactured by RWE SCHOTT Solar. The station has been cleaned up inside too, and looks better than ever.
The power derived from the stations integrated photovoltaic panels will not go towards powering the subway itself, but is expected to annually contribute approximately 250,000 kilowatt hours to Stillwell Stations power needs. This makes Stillwell the first solar-powered train station in NYC, and one of the most eco-friendly mass transit stations ever built in this country. Go Stillwell! And congrats MTA! Hopefully other mass-transit systems will jump the eco-train and follow suit.
Posted by Brian Corcoran