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.
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