The Departments of Citywide Administrative Service and Environmental Protection today announced an innovative solar power public-private partnership to reduce the Cityâ€™s carbon footprint, improve air quality, and increase the reliability of the electricity grid, particularly during the hottest months of the year. Tangent Energy Solutions, a private energy services company, will install solar arrays totaling more than 1.85 megawatts on the roofs of four City buildings in Staten Island and the Bronx. Together, the solar installations will produce more than 2 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually â€“ enough to power 245 residential homes â€“ decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 1,636 metric tons a year and help reach the Cityâ€™s PlaNYC goal of reducing its emissions of greenhouse gas by 30 percent by 2030. In addition, under the program, which comes with no upfront capital cost, the City will not be responsible for purchasing, owning, installing or maintaining the system, and can purchase the electricity generated from it. As a result, the City is set to save more than $8 million compared to the cost of installing the solar systems through its capital construction program, and the four projects will help bring more than 40 new green jobs to the city and pave the way for more similar projects â€“ both public and private.
KENNETT SQUARE, PA, November 14, 2012 — Tangent Energy Solutions, a next generation energy services resource for commercial and industrial companies, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 winners. Inclusion in the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing and entrenched players in green technology. Tangent was recognized primarily because of Tangent AMPâ„¢, a proprietary technology platform that integrates on-site generation assets and demand management strategies to provide commercial and industrial customers with cleaner energy, lower costs and demand management solutions that are less disruptive than traditional demand response.