Global Green USA says it will equip five or more community facilities serving low-income residents in New York and New Jersey neighborhoods devastated by Hurricane Sandy with backup solar energy systems tied into the electrical grid.
The first such installation is scheduled to take place this fall in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, N.Y., in collaboration with IKEA, which has a store in the neighborhood and has installed solar panels at 39 of its U.S. locations.
Global Green says the project is the first full-scale installation of its so-called"Solar for Sandy," program. The nonprofit organization already has a pilot solar energy project under way in Far Rockaway in Queens.
‘Global Green's 'Solar for Sandy' initiative will serve as a catalytic model for the resilient and green rebuilding of low-lying coastal neighborhoods devastated by Hurricane Sandy,’ says Global Green President and CEO Matt Petersen, speaking at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative America forum in Chicago.