Harvesting the Sun: Solar Power in New York City

1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 

START: 6:30 PM June 20, 2011

END: 8:00 PM June 20, 2011

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Harvesting the Sun: Solar Power in New York City, hosted by the Museum of the City of New York

Celebrate the longest day of the year by exploring the power of the sun and its potential to create a more sustainable urban future with a discussion of solar power in the city. Can innovative, small-scale designs be successfully scaled up to make an impact on the city as a whole? What are the policy and real estate implications of making solar power a city-wide possibility? What does it mean for the environment?

Hillary Brown, Professor of Architecture, City College; Tria Case, University Director of Sustainability for the City University of New York; Mark Harari, Sustainable Real Estate Solutions, Co-President, PhbCatalyst Group; Howard Slatkin, Director of Sustainability, New York City Department of City Planning; and Christian Volkmann, Professor of Architecture, City College, and Team Manager of “Team New York” Solar Decathlon Entry discuss the potential for the city’s solar infrastructure, as well as an insider’s look at the City College of New York Solar Decathlon Team—Team New York—and a sneak peak at their Solar Roof Pod.

Reservations required: 917-492-3395 or programs@mcny.org

$6 Museum members; $8 seniors and students; $12 non-members

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