Friday, September 21, 2012

Solar would be the bright lights in New York City

Friday, September 21, 2012
City could Bill of New York to come from more than the bright lights on Broadway. Big Apple is also increasingly with solar power, in particular from rooftop photovoltaic (PV) solar shine.

Presented earlier this year, the city of New York City solar, a collaboration tool, an estimate of the solar-photovoltaic potential for the 1 million buildings in the five city boroughs are. The interactive map, hosted by the City University of New York (CUNY), based laser system on information of flights over the city by plane with an antenna equipped. The device, known as LiDAR for "image detection and ranging," information about the shape, angle, size and shade the roofs with the surface surveys of soil, buildings and trees collected. Analysis of the data showed that the city peak has a solar potential of 5,800 megawatts - more than 40% of the city electric demand at peak times, when all the roofs fully with solar have been equipped. About two-thirds of the city's structures are solar panels to the House.

CUNY's work at the NYC solar map was funded by the Energy Department in 2007 and the American recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009. For the complete story, see the energy blog.

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