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Sunday, August 7, 2011

CUNY creates groundbreaking solar feasibility map for NYC

With help from the City of New York and the Department of Energy, The City University of New York (CUNY) has created an interactive solar map of the city. Composed of data collected from an airplane equipped with Light Detection and Ranging Laser technology, the map provides information for every rooftop in the city. Maximum kilowatts, money/carbon savings, zoning information and roof size are provided for the site, allowing owners to determine the feasibility of installing solar panels.

The map shows that two thirds of all the rooftops in New York City are suitable for solar power generation, an amount that if full could meet half of the City's electricity needs.

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