Javits Center in Line for Solar Installation on Rooftop
New York State’s power authority has issued an RFP to install up to 1.4 megawatts of solar renewable energy on the rooftop and sidewalk of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. As part of the project, more than 4,000 solar panels would be installed on the convention facility’s green roof, which has become a habitat for more than 25 bird species.
“Putting solar panels on the already green roof of the Javits Center will help offset the building’s electricity costs for other buildings and is a sustainability model,” said state Assemblyman Richard N. Gottfried. “The reduction in greenhouse gases from using renewable energy is yet another positive environmental step for the city and state as a whole.”
The Javits Center project will also contribute to the state’s goal of deriving 50% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Responses to the RFP are due by Sept. 7.
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