When you think about solar panels, a New York City rooftop is likely not the first place you envision. But NYC’s high costs of electricity and progressive renewable energy policies make going solar in the five boroughs not only feasible, but economical.
The Jewish Community Center of Staten Island is one of the largest social service agencies in the borough. NYCEDC's Funding Agreements department managed approximately $570,000 in City capital funds to enable the JCC to install a solar electric system on its roof.
NYCEDC supports the growth of the solar energy in NYC. Earlier this month, members of NYCEDC's Clean Technology and Energy team helped install a solar photovoltaic system on a home in Far Rockaway through Grid Alternatives, the nation's largest nonprofit solar contractor.