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Brooklyn Army Terminal solar garden Rendering of solar garden at Brooklyn Army Terminal

NEW YORK CITY—New York City Economic Development Corporation is planning a community solar garden at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. The rooftop solar plan aims to bring affordable, sustainable energy to Sunset Park residents and local industrial businesses. NYCEDC will provide up to 100,000 square feet of rooftop space to pilot the subscription-based, shared solar program.

While the use of solar technology has increased over the years, installation costs, space requirements, and especially with the high number of rental units and multifamily properties, rooftop ownership can make investing in solar energy difficult for New Yorkers. By using space at the Brooklyn Army Terminal campus, NYCEDC plans to offset individual costs for solar energy.

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Betsy Kim

Betsy Kim was the bureau chief, East Coast, and New York City reporter for Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com. As a lawyer and journalist, Betsy has worked as the director of editorial and content for LexisNexis Lawyers.com, a TV/multi-media journalist for NBC and CBS affiliated TV stations in the Midwest, and an associate producer at Court TV.

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