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Mayor De Blasio Announces Completion Of 3,000 Solar Panels At The Brooklyn Navy Yard

September 26, 2016

Brooklyn Navy Yard Taps ConEdison Solutions for 1.1 M kWh Rooftop Solar Installation, Project Helps Advance City’s Ambitious Sustainability Goals

City’s new target for solar capacity set to 1,000 MW by 2030, enough to power more than 250,000 homes

Photos of the new installation here

NEW YORK—The de Blasio Administration and the Brooklyn Navy Yard today dedicated a new 3,152-panel rooftop solar installation, bringing New York City a significant step closer toward reaching Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ambitious environmental goal of generating 100 megawatts of renewable energy on public buildings by 2025. 

ConEdison Solutions, a leading national energy services company, has installed, and will operate and maintain the solar installation. The site will generate 1.1 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy per year.

The solar installation on the rooftop of Building 293 is one of the largest rooftop solar installations in New York City. The energy produced by the project is the equivalent of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 1.4 million pounds and saving 76,000 gallons of gasoline each year.

“We’re doubling jobs at the Navy Yard, and those workers, computers and machines will need sustainable energy. On rooftops across the city, we’re installing new solar panels to cut emissions, create green jobs and save money,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

“As a home to 300 businesses and growing, we’re always looking for ways to be greener and more energy efficient,” said Brooklyn Navy Yard President and CEO David Ehrenberg. “The Yard is already on the cutting edge of technology and manufacturing, and with this solar installation we can now call the Yard a leader in renewable energy as well. As a forward-thinking and sustainable home to the technology of tomorrow, we’re proud to contribute to the City’s ambitious energy goal of generating 100 megawatts of renewable energy on public buildings by 2025.”

This project was made possible, at no cost to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, as a result of $625,863.83 in NYSERDA incentives secured by ConEdison Solutions.

“The City's ambitious OneNYC goal to achieve an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050 will require a transformation in our energy sector. A dramatic expansion of solar power is critical to that effort," said Daniel Zarrilli, NYC's Senior Director of Climate Policy and Programs, and Chief Resilience Officer. "By developing this large solar array, the Brooklyn Navy Yard is demonstrating its continued leadership on clean energy and is helping to reach the City's 1,000 MW solar target by 2030. Investments like this support the creation of good ‘cleantech’ jobs, helping to build a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable New York City."

“New York City is quickly becoming a renewable energy leader as demonstrated by this solar installation here at the Brooklyn Navy Yard,” said Mark Noyes, President and CEO of ConEdison Solutions. “ConEdison Solutions has been proud to work with the Brooklyn Navy Yard team and Mayor de Blasio’s Administration to make this project a reality and bring the City a step closer to achieving its ambitious renewable energy goals.”

“This project demonstrates the success of solar across New York State as a result of NY-Sun, the State’s $1 billion initiative to achieve a thriving solar market,” said John B. Rhodes, President and CEO of New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). “Solar in New York State has grown 575 percent between 2012 and 2015 and this strong growth continues, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, growing jobs and helping the State build a clean, resilient and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers.”

About the Brooklyn Navy Yard:

The Brooklyn Navy Yard is owned by the City of New York and managed by the not-for-profit Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC). BNYDC leases space in the Yard, promotes local economic development, develops underutilized areas and oversees modernization of the Yard's infrastructure. Established in 1801, the Brooklyn Navy Yard served as one of America's preeminent military facilities for more than 150 years. Today, the Yard is a thriving industrial park with more than 300 businesses that employ over 7,000 people. In 2011, BNYDC opened the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 – an exhibition, visitors and employment center – to celebrate the Yard’s past, present and future and its role as a national model for sustainable urban industry and job creation. Visit for more information.

About ConEdison Solutions

ConEdison Solutions is a leading energy services company that provides renewable energy, sustainability services, cost-effective energy efficiency solutions, demand response, and energy performance contracting.  The company serves commercial, industrial, residential and government customers, as well as universities, public school districts, and hospitals nationwide.  Offering innovative products, financial stability, and a commitment to customer service, the company is headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with offices in Burlington, Massachusetts; Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Falls Church, Virginia; Tampa, Florida; Overland Park, Kansas, Nashville, Tennessee; and Bloomington, Minnesota.  The firm’s dedicated team of energy professionals delivers a broad range of energy solutions.  ConEdison Solutions offers programs and services designed to help customers achieve their individual energy objectives and is accredited as an Energy Services Provider (ESP) by the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO).

ConEdisonSolutions is a subsidiary and registered trademark of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED).  More information can be obtained by calling 1-888-210-8899 or visiting the ConEdison Solutions website at  You can also visit the Consolidated Edison, Inc. website at for information on all of the Consolidated Edison company.

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