Posts Tagged ‘photovoltaic’
Freeport Fire Department Goes Solar
Construction of a 50 kilowatt SunPower Photovoltaic system is underway at the Freeport Fire Department, located at 15 Broadway in Freeport, NY, just north of the LIRR station. The EmPower Installation Team started phase 1 of the installation 2 weeks ago (see picture above) and should be completed by the end of October. A typical residential installation takes 3-5 days to complete. This installation is 5 times the size of a large residential PV system. Furthermore, metal rafters (versus wood) and other complexities have added to the amount of time for this installation to be completed.
Freeport received funding for the solar project from a competitive New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) grant, which originated from a American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus program.
Since the Village of Freeport has its own municipal electric provider, Freeport Electric, and is not in LIPA territory, residents are not eligible for the $1.75/watt solar rebate from LIPA.
EmPower Solar named Nassau County Business of the Month
County Executive Edward Mangano pays EmPower a visit and presents CEO, David Schieren and COO, Greg Sachs with the Business of the Month for June 2011
Long Island Business News speaks with David Schieren about the Solar Industry
LIBN: Do you think today’s young people will be a sort of “Generation Green” who accept solar from the start?
David Schieren: It’s part of your DNA. I was with an executive from the American Petroleum Institute. I said there’s one thing the oil industry should be worried about. I pointed to the mind. The mindset is shifting, especially with students. Sustainability is becoming part of the DNA. While we’re starting to make progress today, I think we’re going to see this as the renewable energy century. You have a mindset shift.
LONG ISLAND LOCAL TO PEDAL FROM NYC TO WASHINGTON, DC ON BRITA CLIMATE RIDE
EmPower Solar is proud to sponsor Ashley Hunt-Martorano, Program Director at Renewable Energy Long Island (reLi), who will be participating in the annual Brita Climate Ride. Hunt-Martorano is riding to support the work of 1Sky whose immediate priority is to counteract the coal and oil industries’ impact on decision makers, and create a movement so powerful that our elected officials’ political future rests upon enacting climate solutions.
EmPower has worked closely with Ashley and reLi on numerous projects focused on educating the public about the benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency. We wish her the best of luck in reaching her goals for this worthy cause.
If you would like to support Ashley Hunt-Martorano’s fundraising efforts you can visit her donation page and make a tax-deductible donation.