Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Verizon Installs Solar Panels at Long Island HQ

Verizon is installing 7,000 SunPower solar panels on the roof of its Long Island headquarters complex in Garden City, NY.

The same building already generates 6 million kilowatt hours of green energy annually from a fuel-cell system built in 2005.

Upon completion of the new Long Island solar project, Verizon will operate more than 6.7 megawatts of green energy systems in the state. Other company projects in the state include Fuel cells at five New York City telecommunications-switching locations (one each in Staten Island and Queens, and three in Brooklyn) and at a data center in Elmsford in Westchester County. Altogether, Verizon has invested more than $60 million in green energy in New York.