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NYC Opens 100% Solar-Powered Subway Station

| Friday June 17th, 2005 | 1 Comment

subway.jpgThe MTA’s Stillwell Ave. Station in Brooklyn will be completely solar powered. Hailed as one of the most environmentally responsible mass transportation sites built in the U.S, a 76,000-square foot state-of-the-art solar roof, manufactured by RWE SCHOTT Solar, is expected to contribute approximately 250,000 kilowatt hours a year to the subway station’s non-traction power needs.

For the first time, the city’s subway system will have a clean and efficient source of energy, an environmentally sound way to keep this terminal up and running round the clock, year round,” says Donald Press, General Manager, Advanced Materials. He adds that NYC Metro Transportation Authority, “has surely set an example for the rest of nation.

Click here for the detailed story on Sustainable Business News.


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    NYC Opens Solar Subway Station

    The Stillwell Avenue subway station in Brooklyn has been reconstructed and all its non-traction electrical needs will be powered by a 76,000-square foot solar roof (expected to produce “250,000 kilowatt hours a year”). The roof is build by RWE SCHOTT…