Manhattan, NY The Grinnell is proof that solar can work for cooperatives and condominiums throughout NYC. The 82-unit cooperative on Riverside Dr. showcases that the community solar model, or Community Distributed Generation (CDG), can and should be used, given the building setup, as an option for keeping solar affordable. The 115 kilowatt solar PV system will create 10,500 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy from the sun every month, which equates to 40% of the building’s total electricity use. This is also one of the first installations of CDG at a co-op or condo in NYC, one of the first on a historically landmarked building, and one of the first ten installations in NYS. A ribbon cutting for the solar model was held on April 25th.
Read the full article on NYREJ’s website.