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.
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?
Thousands of people are enjoying the new Citi Bike shared bicycles every day, but many stations are still being plagued with persistent problems.
In our series, Inaccessible New York, we’ve been visiting places that are off limits to the public. Well, this one has a twist.
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.
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.
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.
One town on Long Island has a taken a big leap into the green movement.
A new highly interactive map shows that two-thirds of New York City’s rooftops are suitable for solar panels.
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.
Backers said the idea was to cut the district’s electric bill.
One of the university’s main parking lots also has solar panels serving as carports to park under.