Last week, the city announced an agreement with Sun Edison to build the City’s largest solar power facility in Fresh Kills Park.
The solar project will be able to produce up to 10 megawatts of solar energy. That’s enough to power 2,000 homes – and it will increase the City’s total solar power production by 50 percent.
The amount of solar power produced by New York City has increased twenty-fold in the past several years. PlaNYC goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2030is half way there. Our waterways are cleaner than they’ve been in a century, and our air cleaner than it’s been in decades. 800,000 new trees have been planted around the five boroughs.