June 29, 2018 Bright Power affordable housing, solar

Meekerman Bright Power Vote Solar

Elected Officials and Advocates Call for More Solar to Serve Low-Income Communities in New York, Vote Solar, June 28, 2018.

Million Solar Strong Campaign tours NY low-income solar housing development, Solar Power World, June 28, 2018.

The Million Solar Strong Campaign, a movement of leading industry, environmental, clean energy and community organizations, was joined by Brooklyn Councilman Antonio Reynoso to urge New York State and Governor Cuomo to support more solar for low-income households. The group came together to tour one of the most successful local low-income solar housing developments at The Meekerman in Williamsburg. The recently opened project, which was developed by Dunn Development Corp., demonstrates how well solar can work with affordable housing.  The coalition also released a policy roadmap for how to achieve the goal of serving 100,000 low-income New York State households with solar by 2023.

Husna Anwar, Project Manager, On-site Generation, spoke on behalf of Bright Power at the event.  Bright Power designed and installed the solar array at The Meekerman with collaboration between Dunn Development Corp., Curtis + Ginsberg, and HLS Builders Corporation.

The placement of The Meekerman’s vertical array not only serves as a landmark, but it also catches more of the sun’s rays increasing the total production of the system. We hope it will spark others to take Dunn Development’s lead and move forward Million Solar Strong New York’s goal of powering one million New York homes by 2023.