Mayor de Blasio unveils major solar installations for three NYC public buildings

Mayor de Blasio unveils major solar installations for three NYC public buildings

“We committed to retrofitting every public building as part of our sweeping goal of an 80 percent reduction in emissions by 2050 – because climate change is nothing less than an existential threat and New York City must continue to lead the way,”

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Tour Brooklyn’s first net zero-capable solar-powered passive house condo building (PHOTOS)

Tour Brooklyn’s first net zero-capable solar-powered passive house condo building (PHOTOS)

R-951 was named for its resilience and high R-value (a measure of thermal resistance) as well as its address at 951 Pacific Street. The first project of Further, Inc., a design/build development firm specializing in sustainable construction formed by eco-designer

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Actor building solar-powered private island home off NYC coastline

Actor building solar-powered private island home off NYC coastline

It’s no secret that privacy comes at a premium in New York, but how far would you go to get away from the hubbub of the city? Scouting NY’s Nick Carr recently discovered a mysterious island off the city’s coastline that’s about as secluded as it gets. The

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CUNY solar program wins $800,000 DOE grant to design resilient emergency solar energy systems

CUNY solar program wins $800,000 DOE grant to design resilient emergency solar energy systems

Exciting solar news, NYC! Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last week that the City University of New York (CUNY) has been awarded $800,000 to support the design and implementation of the university’s resilient solar electric system plan, Smart DG Hub, which

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Governor Cuomo announces ambitious shared solar program for all NY residents

Governor Cuomo announces ambitious shared solar program for all NY residents

Last Week, Governor Cuomo’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda outlined an ambitious new program for New York that would finally enable all state residents to take advantage of the benefits of solar energy. The program, Shared Solar, as outlined by the governor, would

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NYC real estate developers realizing valuable savings with solar power

NYC real estate developers realizing valuable savings with solar power

The dropping price of solar technology is sparking the interest of New York City real estate developers. The roof of the luxurious Atelier building on West 42nd Street was decked out with solar panels back in 2011, and many other buildings in the area are

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An Evening with RE-volv: A New Way to Bring Solar to Our Communities

An Evening with RE-volv: A New Way to Bring Solar to Our Communities

Join RE-volv for an exciting evening to of eating, drinking, networking, and learning about RE-volv’s innovative solar financing model is building community through solar, and building solar through community. Hear from RE-volv’s Executive Director Andreas

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NYC to Install Solar Panels on 24 Public Schools

NYC to Install Solar Panels on 24 Public Schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a $23 million investment to install solar panels on 24 public schools by 2016 as part of his One City, Built to Last green building plan to develop 100 megawatts of solar power on 300 public buildings

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Elon Musk’s Other SolarCity “Gigafactory” Expected to Bring 5,000 New Jobs to New York

Elon Musk’s Other SolarCity “Gigafactory” Expected to Bring 5,000 New Jobs to New York

Hot on the heels of the incredible 400,000-person-strong People’s Climate March last weekend, Elon Musk-backed solar company SolarCity just struck a major deal with New York State to bring a gigantic manufacturing plant to the city of Buffalo. Capable of

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Could Locally-Generated Solar Power be the Key to NYC Storm Resiliency?

Could Locally-Generated Solar Power be the Key to NYC Storm Resiliency?

One company’s bid to win a $30 million grant put up for grabs by the NYC Economic Development Corporation could be a major game changer in terms of urban resiliency in situations where severe weather paralyzes communication efforts. BlocPower, an energy

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Phone Dead? New CityCharge Stations Let You Juice Up with Solar Power

Phone Dead? New CityCharge Stations Let You Juice Up with Solar Power

Developed and tested over the course of two years in a project collaboration between Bryant Park Corporation, Green Barrel Energy Inc., and Landscape Forms, CityCharge isn’t your run-of-the-mill solar charger. The design concept was engineered to consider

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SolarOne: Public Kayaking

SolarOne: Public Kayaking

Did you know you could go kayaking even in the busy city of New York? Kayaking is not only an effective workout and a sustainable transportation method, but it’s also a brand new way to explore the city! Solar One is hosting a second round of public kayaking

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Solar-Powered Boogie Down Booth Pops Up Under a South Bronx Subway Station

Solar-Powered Boogie Down Booth Pops Up Under a South Bronx Subway Station

One of New York’s hottest music scenes can now be found in a very unexpected spot! Yesterday, the NYC Department of Transportation and the Design Trust for Public Space unveiled the “Boogie Down Booth”—a 24/7, all-access Bronx-born music experience

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Park Slope’s New Solar Panel-Clad Residential Building Puts Its Best Facade Forward

Park Slope’s New Solar Panel-Clad Residential Building Puts Its Best Facade Forward

A brand new building with a shiny solar facade has popped up in the Park Slope, Brooklyn. Designed by McMahon Studio, this cool structure features a 7KW photovoltaic-clad front that brings a futuristic new aesthetic to the traditionally brick and brownstone

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MAP: Where to Charge Your Phone for Free at AT&T’s Solar-Powered Street Charge Stations

MAP: Where to Charge Your Phone for Free at AT&T’s Solar-Powered Street Charge Stations

“The beaches are the place to be when the weather gets warm and AT&T is excited to be able to offer even more solar mobile charging stations to beach-goers throughout the summer,” said Marissa Shorenstein, New York State President, AT&T. “Keeping people connected

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Lawmakers Extend NYC Solar Panel Tax Abatement Program to 2017

Lawmakers Extend NYC Solar Panel Tax Abatement Program to 2017

Lawmakers in Albany have passed a bill that would extend tax breaks for New York City properties that install solar panels. If the legislation is signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo, the incentive program would run through January 1, 2017. Since the

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Solar One MEGA-EFFICIENCY Party

Solar One MEGA-EFFICIENCY Party

Join Solar One this coming Tuesday for a summer party hosted by Green Drinks NYC in partnership with White Roof Project and Think Eco. Enjoy organic beer and live music while checking out a showcase of energy-efficient products, services, and companies.

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How to See the Manhattanhenge 2014 Solar Phenomenon Tonight!

How to See the Manhattanhenge 2014 Solar Phenomenon Tonight!

Get your cameras ready New Yorkers! “Manhattanhenge,” the solar phenomenon that descends upon NYC but twice a year, will be visible tonight. This evening, the sun will align perfectly with Manhattan’s east-west grid, presenting spectacular sunsets –

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New York Moves to Revolutionize Power Grid with System That Boosts Solar and Wind Energy

New York Moves to Revolutionize Power Grid with System That Boosts Solar and Wind Energy

New York State is proposing a revolutionary change to how utilities operate that would move away from the 20th century business model of centralized power stations to a 21st century market-based distributed energy system that would give solar and wind a big

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Give the Gift of Light at the Solar Unplugged Concert!

Give the Gift of Light at the Solar Unplugged Concert!

Get unplugged with our Solar Ambassadors Meleni Smith “Polly A”, John-Michael Parker of Great Caesar and The Dan at evening of great music for a great cause! The first 50 people to purchase a solar Luci light for a child in need will receive an invitation

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MTA Testing Solar-Powered Kiosks That Can Run for 10 Days on Just a Little Sunlight

MTA Testing Solar-Powered Kiosks That Can Run for 10 Days on Just a Little Sunlight

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the MTA are adding even more ways for NY commuters to access real-time train, subway and bus information with new solar-powered kiosks. The MTA and NYC Transit are testing a set of the sun-fueled units at Metro-North’s Woodlawn station.

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PHOTOS: See CCNY Hoist Their Solar Roofpod Atop the Spitzer School of Architecture!

PHOTOS: See CCNY Hoist Their Solar Roofpod Atop the Spitzer School of Architecture!

CCNY originally created the Solar Roofpod as their entry into the 2011 US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition. The solar-powered micro dwelling measures 750 square feet and along with providing enough space for a city dweller to live in, can produce

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Bridgeport, Connecticut Plans to Convert a Landfill into New England’s Largest Solar Power Array

Bridgeport, Connecticut Plans to Convert a Landfill into New England’s Largest Solar Power Array

Garbage dumps don’t exactly have the greenest reputation, but one former landfill in Bridgeport, Connecticut is changing that with an exciting new solar venture. A recent City Council vote gave the green light for a 9,000 solar panel array to be built across

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REsiliency NYC: Energy Storage Solar Salon

REsiliency NYC: Energy Storage Solar Salon

The first of five Fourth Friday Solar Salon events, this workshop will center around Philippe Bouchard of EOS Energy Systems as he details EOS’ less expensive battery technology that offers cost effective energy storage solutions. If you’ve been wanting to

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2013 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lights Up the Night with 45,000 Solar-Powered LEDs

2013 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lights Up the Night with 45,000 Solar-Powered LEDs

This year’s tree was a 76-foot Norway Spruce hailing from Shelton, Connecticut. The approximately 75-year-old tree made its 70-mile trip to New York City over the last month. The festively adorned tree will be on show at Rockefeller Center until January

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