STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The empty rooftop of a Department of Environmental Protection wastewater treatment plant in Port Richmond will soon be the home of hundreds of solar panels, Deputy Mayor Caswell Holloway announced Monday.
“We are here today to mark the start of a public-private partnership that’s been long in the works, for the installation of nearly 2 megawatts of solar power right here on this roof,” Holloway said.
The Port Richmond rooftop will be the largest of four solar panel installations citywide – and together they’ll produce enough energy to power about 245 residential homes and decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 1,636 metric tons a year.
The other sites for the program are a Staten Island Ferry maintenance building in St. George, and the Herbert Lehman and John F. Kennedy High Schools in the Bronx.
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