What is Sunset Park Solar?
Sunset Park Solar will be New York City’s first community solar project owned and operated by a cooperative for the benefit of local residents and businesses. Households and small businesses are invited to sign up for more information about how they can participate in the project and start saving money on their Con Edison bills while supporting local clean energy.
The solar energy system will be installed on the roof of the Brooklyn Army Terminal, a dynamic industrial campus on the Sunset Park waterfront owned and managed by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). In November 2018, NYCEDC awarded a solar roof lease to a project team comprised of local non-profits UPROSE and Solar One, Co-op Power, 770 Electric Corp., and Resonant Energy. The solar energy system and will be owned and managed by Co-op Power’s New York City Community Energy Cooperative in partnership with UPROSE, a Sunset Park-based environmental justice organization. The solar project will provide local employment to Sunset Park job trainees and electricity bill savings to nearly 200 households and small businesses.
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