NEW YORK CITY — New York’s Council on Wednesday approved a plan to install rooftop solar arrays on all city-owned buildings and streets, with the goal of providing affordable solar energy for the city.
The measure approved by a 2-1 vote, with Councilman David Green joining the rest of the council.
Under the proposal, each building and street would have one solar array, with a total of 1,200 megawatts of capacity.
It will cost about $4 million a year for each tower, which can be connected to a municipal power grid.
The plan will also help offset the cost of the solar panels, which are expected to cost the city $100 million a season to operate.