November 27, 2012 - Businesses and families in New York’s outer boroughs are still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Sandy; many communities are without power and shop doors are closed. A coalition of energy companies calling itself “Solar Sandy” has contributed renewable electricity generators to assist areas hardest hit by the super storm.
Solar Sandy has deployed six solar generators in the Sandy affected areas, with five currently operating in the Rockaways and one in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Each generator provides 10kw of power, and is located in community gathering areas where people are fed, can charge their electronics, and receive medical services.
The Solar Sandy project is being funded by HSBC and sustainability advocates the 11th Hour Project with additional support coming from New York’s Energy Research and Development Authority. Solar One, SolarCity, and Consolidated Solar have provided the equipment. Equipment for the Thanksgiving event mentioned above originated from Solar Journey sponsors Ascent Solar, First Solar, and Outback Power Systems. read more>>>