Archive for 2011

NYC Wins Department of Energy ‘SunShot’ Award to Make Solar Energy Cost Competitive

December 12, 2011 | Media Release

The City University of New York (CUNY), on behalf of New York City (NYC), has won a grant award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for SunShot NY, an aggressive plan to streamline solar installations. The ‘Rooftop Solar Challenge’ is part of the DOE SunShot Initiative, a national effort to make solar energy cost competitive with other forms of energy by the end of the decade.

CNN Money: New York City’s Solar Power Push

July 25, 2011 | News Media, Video

Nearly two-thirds of the one million rooftops in New York City are suitable for solar power….

Reuters: 3D Map Shines Light on New York’s Solar Power Potential

July 6, 2011 | News Media, Video

A new, three-dimensional map with a bird’s eye view of New York City is showing residents the solar energy potential of their city…

Scientific American: NYC Solar Map Should Get Boost from NYC Stars

June 25, 2011 | Magazine

The “New York City Solar Map” was launched last week. The map shows both existing solar PV & solar thermal installations …

Huffington Post: Solar Power and the Future of Fossil Fuels

June 20, 2011 | Blog

If we think about the energy future and imagine the energy that will someday power the homes of our children and of their children, we know it will not be fossil fuels…

New York Times: Mapping Sun’s Potential to Power New York

June 16, 2011 | News Media

Two-thirds of New York City’s rooftops are suitable for solar panels and could jointly generate enough energy to meet …

Reuters: New York City Is Latest to Launch Solar Mapping Tool for Building Owners

June 15, 2011 | News Media

The 3-D maps enable any building owner to go online and find out how much sunlight hits their roofs…

CBS Radio: New Online Map To Show NYC’s Solar Energy Potential

June 4, 2011 | Audio, News Media

A new online map that will show the solar energy potential for every building in New York City ….

Con Edison: Solar Doubled in NYC in 2010

March 3, 2011 | Media Release

Con Edison, which is working with the City University of New York (CUNY) on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar America City program…

Wall Street Journal: Energy Researchers Measure New York’s Sunny Side

February 28, 2011 | News Media, Video

Exactly how much sunlight hits the five boroughs? That question prompted researchers at the City University of New York to …