Gallery: Solar-Powered Garden Canopy Proposed For New York’s BQE

 
Optional elements for this scheme include: acoustic infill panels for the bridges to reduce noise for those crossing; green screen panels that enable vines to grow on the outside of the bridges; solar panels on the roof that could generate up to $12,900 of green energy per year; and decorative LED lighting that creates a visible, identifiable landmark from the BQE below.

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  1. solargardens December 28, 2010 at 8:40 am

    This is a perfect example of how we can integrate distributed renewables into the built environment… In Colorado we now have the Community Solar Gardens Act, which allows for shared ownership of solar energy. This would work well with the sort of design shown here.

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