Yuka Yoneda

Rolling Sunlight is a Solar-Powered Energy Station Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims in the Rockaways

by , 11/08/12
filed under: New York City, News, Solar Power

Greenpeace, Rockaway Beach, New York City, Hurricane Sandy, Rolling Sunlight, solar power, solar array, energy, emergency relief

“Now folks! THIS is what it means to be an American Citizen! INNOVATION!” commented reader Richard H. Parker Jr. on our Facebook post about this solar-power truck that’s been providing power to Hurricane Sandy victims – and we could’t agree more. Named “Rolling Sunlight”, Greenpeace’s mobile power station is topped with a photovoltaic array and has the ability to store 50 kilowatt-hours of power in a set of batteries housed inside. True to its name, it’s been bringing a ray of sunshine to people in the Rockaways who have no power to charge up their phones to stay in touch with loved ones.

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