Staten Island to get NYC’s largest solar-panel installation

The future Freshkills Park—once home to the city's largest landfill—is getting a massive renewable energy farm that will help power the entire city

Rendering courtesy Mayor's Office/Flickr

Big plans are underway for Staten Island's Freshkills Park. The landfill-turned-green-space is still in the works, but when it's completed it will be the city's second-largest park—and the home for its greatest installation of solar energy panels. Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday that SunEdison will build 30,000–35,000 high-efficiency solar panels on about 47 acres of the 2,200-acre park.

The solar-powered plant, scheduled to open in 2016, could power close to 2,000 homes with up to 10 megawatts of power. Its output will double the city's renewable energy and help power all five boroughs via ConEdison.

Rendering courtesy Mayor's Office/Flickr

(h/t DNAinfo)

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