NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York City is making a major investment in solar energy at public schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.
As 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported, there are now rows of glistening solar panels on the rooftops of the Kennedy High School campus in the Bronx.READ MORE: Firefighters Battle 4-Alarm Blaze On Upper East Side
“They’re not only something great for the environment. For the school, they also use the panels as part of the science classes to teach our young people about the future of energy,” de Blasio said.
The solar installations will include dashboards and web portals to allow students to track what the systems are generating and the amount of emissions that have been offset, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.