EcoMen Solar is pleased to announce that The Berkeley Carroll School has completed the recent activation of the solar installation on their upper and middle school at 181 Lincoln Place, a historic landmark site in Brooklyn. The installation was first proposed as part of Solarize Community Board 6 (CB6), a U.S. Department of Energy program managed by Sustainable CUNY of the City University of New York.
Solarize programs across the country greatly reduce the costs of installing solar by leveraging the collective purchasing power of groups of homeowners and small businesses interested in going solar. Solarize CB6 covered the neighborhoods of Brooklyn Community Board 6 and served as a pilot project that helped develop the larger Solarize NYC program as it represented the unique diversity of New York City's building stock: small rooftops both residential and commercial, and in the case of the Berkeley Carroll School, an historic landmark. Solarize NYC is a core component of New York City's strategy to expand access to clean, reliable, and affordable solar power for all New Yorkers.
The project at the Berkeley Carroll School took place between October 2015 and July 2018, with the actual installation of 28.16 kW taking less than 3 days to complete. The installation is expected to provide $4,500 in savings to their electric bill in the first year alone.
EcoMen Solar worked very closely with the school in order to satisfy their legal requirements for contracts and then patiently worked with the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission in order to ensure the installed system would meet all required rules for this Historic/Landmarked property.
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