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The Brooklyn Navy Yard just added one of NYC’s largest rooftop solar installations

The 3,000+ panels will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.4 million pounds a year, according to the mayor's office.

Startups working on solar.

(Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Navy Yard)

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced yesterday that the Brooklyn Navy Yard added more than 3,000 solar panels to the roof of its Building 293, making it one of the largest rooftop solar installations in New York.
“We’re doubling jobs at the Navy Yard, and those workers, computers and machines will need sustainable energy,” the mayor said in a statement.
The Navy Yard paid nothing for the installation of the panels thanks to a project-specific contribution of $625,000 from the New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) to ConEdison Solutions.

More than 3,000 panels line the roof of Building 293 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

More than 3,000 panels line the roof of Building 293 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. (Courtesy photo)


“This project demonstrates the success of solar across New York State as a result of NY-Sun, the State’s $1 billion initiative to achieve a thriving solar market,” NYSERDA President John B. Rhodes said in a release. He added that solar power in the state grew by 575 percent between 2012 and 2015 thanks to the billion-dollar initiative.

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