Coney Island Subway Complex Gets First-of-its Kind Solar Energy Installation

The New York City Transit Complex on Coney Island has a new solar thermal installationConey Island, home of famous hot dogs, sideshows, and a heart-numbing roller coaster, has just added a pioneering solar energy installation to its roster of  points-of-interest.  The  new solar array has been installed at the New York City Transit Complex, a maintenance and repair facility that services many of the city’s subway cars.

Though by nature investment in mass transit is a sustainability measure, the new installation underscores how much can be accomplished by retrofitting existing systems.  In addition to reducing energy costs and cutting greenhouse gasses, the installation’s cutting-edge solar thermal technology enables it to function in cold weather without using toxic antifreeze chemicals.

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