Wednesday, April 25, 2012

City Increases Solar Power Capacity

New York City has tripled its production of solar power by completing the installation of panels on 10 city-owned buildings, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday.

The 10 projects increase the city's total solar production to 648 kilowatts, enough to power 143 households, the mayor said at a news conference in Manhattan's Flatiron district.

"You can see panels on the roof on a fire department truck-repair facility in Queens, and there are solar panels on schools, firehouses, police precincts and other buildings," Mr. Bloomberg said. "In clean tech, New York City government, I think, is leading by example."

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