NYCHA nears completion of biggest solar project in its history

Date Published: 
May 11th, 2021

From Real Estate Weekly:

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is nearing completion of a of 1.8 megawatts rooftop solar array on 27 buildings across Queensbridge North and Queensbridge South Houses, the largest public housing project in the country.

The installation is the first to reach completion as part of NYCHA’s solar program, and is a part of the NYCHA Sustainability Agenda commitment to host 25 megawatts of solar power by 2025, which will make it the largest community shared solar project in New York City.

A solar developer team led by Bright Power, Sol Purpose, and Sunwealth Power worked with the Authority to design, install, and maintain the solar systems. NYCHA will receive $1.3 million in lease revenue over the next 20 years. 

As a part of the project, a cohort of NYCHA residents have been trained in solar installation and have received their OSHA certification. The project team has hired 13 NYCHA residents and community members as full-time installation employees for this project, with opportunities for advancement and permanent employment.

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