A major solar panels project at Queensbridge Houses, installed on the Astoria public housing development’s rooftops by a team of NYCHA tenants, is nearly complete.
Twenty-seven buildings in Queensbridge North and South will host a 1.8 megawatt community solar array as part of a city-wide program meant to bring renewable and affordable energy to low- and moderate-income New Yorkers as well as train NYCHA residents for careers in green energy. The project, first announced in 2017, began construction in August 2020.
Instead, NYCHA is leasing roof space to the project’s developers, whose rent will generate revenue for the agency and will be directed to their operating funds. Sol Purpose is the developer of the Queensbridge solar panels project, in partnership with Bright Power, Solstice, Green City Force, Solar One and Venture Solar.
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