Medgar Evers Community Solar Project
Medgar Evers College (MEC) is a senior college of The City University of New York, America’s largest public urban university. Located in central Brooklyn, MEC offers baccalaureate, associate and non-degree educational programs in adult and continuing education, basic literacy, and high school equivalency, as well as centers for research and community advocacy and social and cultural programs that serve a broad range of community residents’ needs. MEC has offered courses on solar installation through CUNY’s Green Energy Training program since 2009. In the Fall of 2012, MEC installed Brooklyn's first solar training lab and roof on its new science building.
Community Solar at MEC This Community Solar pilot project, the first in NYC, will be located at Medgar Evers ‘S’ Building at 1637 Bedford Ave. The site can host as much at 55kW of solar with a suggested minimum of 10kW for a Community Solar Project.
- A 10 kW solar system*-
- Can supply 11,991 kWh/yr of energy
- Offsets electricity costs at this public university as much as $2,878/yr
- Reduces C02 by 8,256 lbs/yr
- Is equivalent to planting 22 trees
- A 55 kW solar system*-
- Can supply 65,951 kWh/yr of energy
- Offsets electricity costs at this public university as much as $15,828/yr
- Reduces C02 by 45,408 lbs/yr
- Is equivalent to planting 121 trees
An investment in Community Solar at MEC can help demonstrate to the public that the clean renewable power of solar can be made available to all communities, helping to mitigate the high cost of electricity, improve air quality, reduce electric grid congestion and create green workforce jobs that power the local economy.
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