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Solar Panels

Solar panels on top of a roof of a home in Danbury, Conn. (credit: CBS 2)

Solar Panels Pose Challenges For Firefighters

Solar panels atop a food warehouse in southern New Jersey in September forced firefighters at certain points to retreat because of the threat of live electricity being generated by solar panels.

03/06/2014

Solar panel companies are allowing you now to lease their services, at rates that may surprise you. (Photo: CBS 2)

Solar Panel Companies Making Offers That May Be Too Good To Refuse

New Yorkers pay some of the highest electric bills in the country. But what if we told you that your bill could go down drastically and you don’t have to pay a thing, that you’d practically get something for nothing?

08/30/2013

Citi Bike Problems

Commuters Frustrated As Citi Bike Docking Stations Break Down

Thousands of people are enjoying the new Citi Bike shared bicycles every day, but many stations are still being plagued with persistent problems.

06/12/2013

5 Boro Green Roof Garden on Randall's Island - April 18, 2013 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Inaccessible New York Earth Day Special: The 5 Boro Green Roof Garden

In our series, Inaccessible New York, we’ve been visiting places that are off limits to the public. Well, this one has a twist.

04/22/2013

The Wonder Wheel at Coney Island (Credit: CBS 2)

Iconic Coney Island Wonder Wheel Getting Environmentally Friendly Upgrade

The Wonder Wheel has been delighting visitors at Coney Island for generations. And now its operators are putting a bright idea into action, giving the iconic Ferris wheel an environmentally friendly upgrade.

05/15/2012

Mausoleum and solar panels at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Cemetery Using Thousands Of Solar Panels To Power Mausoleum

Cemeteries and solar panels are two things that aren’t usually mentioned in the same sentence. But one New Jersey cemetery finds it necessary to make that connection.

05/02/2012

Solar Panel (file / credit: clipart.com)

Some NJ Municipalities Want To Limit Solar Panels

Solar panels are still too expensive for most homeowners, but as prices drop many towns expect to see a flood residents looking line their rooftops to capture the sun’s energy.

02/06/2012

The solar "field of dreams" at Point Lookout - Hempstead, NY - Sep 21, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Hempstead Uses Solar To Cut Energy Bill At Building By 75 Percent

One town on Long Island has a taken a big leap into the green movement.

09/21/2011

Solar Panels (file / credit: JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Solar Panels Suitable On 2/3 Of All NYC Rooftops

A new highly interactive map shows that two-thirds of New York City’s rooftops are suitable for solar panels.

06/16/2011

Solar Panels (file / credit: JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

New Online Map To Show NYC’s Solar Energy Potential

Once nycsolarmap.org is up and running, you’ll be able to enter your address and find out how much solar energy your roof could capture and how long it would take to see an economic benefit.

06/04/2011

Generic School Photo (Credit: AP)

N.J. Residents To Vote On Solar Panels On School Roofs

Backers said the idea was to cut the district’s electric bill.

12/13/2010

Solar panels at William Paterson University - Wayne, NJ - Photo: William Paterson University

William Paterson Boasts Big New Solar Installation

One of the university’s main parking lots also has solar panels serving as carports to park under.

10/29/2010