Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Solar Train in New York?

Repost from NY Times:

The atmospherics have been a little fuzzy during Long Island’s big solar moment, which includes the groundbreaking scheduled for Thursday that is part of the biggest solar project in state history.

The event at the Brentwood train station is part of a $125 million project to install solar panels and generate electricity on carports at seven public parking areas in Suffolk County. Work has already begun on a related $300 million project to build the state’s largest solar energy farm on 153 acres at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. That project will provide up to 32 megawatts of power to the Long Island Power Authority grid — enough energy for 4,500 homes.

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