NYC Opens Solar Subway Station

The Stillwell Avenue subway station in Brooklyn has been reconstructed and all its non-traction electrical needs will be powered by a 76,000-square foot solar roof (expected to produce "250,000 kilowatt hours a year"). The roof is build by RWE SCHOTT Solar and it will make the station "one of the most environmentally responsible mass transportation sites built in the U.S." The Stillwell design was chosen both for integration with the structure, aesthetic quality - I'll have to take their word on it, I haven't seen a photo yet - and durability (it had to pass a hurricane test).

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