Dean St. Brooklyn New York
Other than its 2 green
roofs, the Nassau Ice House Brewery Lofts have a solar array
on the most prominent of their three roof tops. This is a 7 kilowatt
system that is comprised of Unisolar Photovoltaic Laminates. This
system is connected to Con Edison's net-metering program. This system
will generate 8309 kilowatt-hours per year.
Paneling for your Garden
6 15 Garden, Park Slope Brooklyn & 6 BC Garden, Manhattan New
Placing solar panels in gardens and other outdoor
community centers not only provides an independent source of energy,
but also serves as an educational tool through which community members
can learn about the many practical applications of solar electrity.
The energy generated can be used for charginig power tools and pond
aeration, as well as provide lighting at night. Long-time community
activist and solar practioner Tracy
Fitz has installed photovoltaic panels in the 6BC Garden on
the Lower East Side of Manhattan and is presently working on installing
solar panels in the 6 15 Communtiy Garden in Park Slope Brooklyn.
The 6 BC garden features six Unisolar 64w PV panels on an arbor
and toolshed roof. They are fixed 30 degrees south, to recieve optimal
sunlight. The panels store their energy in six 85 amphour deep-cycle
marine batteries. The installation also uses a 30 amp change controller,
two circuit breakers as well as a water pump timer for proper pond
Your Solar Needs
How much energy do you need? Well, it really
depends on how much you use
and Photovoltaic System Specifics
Net Metering is the process by which major energy
providers incorporate surplus energy from non-commercial power suppliers
into the energy grid. This surplus energy is the energy that is
generated independently of the main grid and exceeds private usage.
Net metering measures this excess energy and pays the supplier for
the additional energy that they generate per watt. Therefore, an
incentive to having a photovoltaic system is that whatever energy
you dont need, you will be paid for by the major power utility.
Energy Materials and Funding Resources
Fitz and City Solar