|[November 13, 2012]
With 'Solar Sandy Project', Solar Assists Hurricane Relief Efforts
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
Solar One, SolarCity and Consolidated
Solar are partnering to help power relief efforts in New York
communities hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. They have deployed five 10
kilowatt mobile solar generators to help residents and relief workers
get much-needed temporary electricity, with the first two installed over
the weekend in Rockaway Beach.
The groups have launched the 'The Solar Sandy Project' to coordinate
relief efforts within the New York solar industry, including volunteer
efforts to support the deployment, installation and maintenance of
mobile solar systems. For more information, to volunteer, donate or
request deployment of a generator, please visit: http://www.solar1.org/solar-sandy-project/.
Over the weekend the New York City Fire Department reported several
fires caused by improper use of gas-powered generators, and with gas for
transportation scarce acrossthe tri-state area, solar generators
provide efficient energy safely, and without the need for refueling.
People can charge phones, power tools, and laptops; heat food; and run
other critical equipment. SolarCity (News - Alert) is covering the costs for the
generators, provided by Consolidated Solar.
"These communities have been hit hard, and with gas scarce, solar
generators can bring efficient power where it's most needed," said Shaun
Chapman, Deputy Director of Government Affairs for SolarCity, a national
leader in clean energy services with New York offices in Westchester,
Long Island and Albany. "We're lending a hand and doing what we do
best-bringing solar power to communities."
"Clean distributed power generation needs to be part of the discussion
of how we rebuild our infrastructure," said Chris Collins, Executive
Director of Solar One. "These generators are a lifeline to those without
power and moving forward, we must provide for these contingencies when
the grid goes down."
"We started this business to provide clean dispatchable power to
locations without electricity. Our primary purpose was to fuel
construction projects," said Chris Mejia owner of Consolidated Solar.
"The hardest hit areas of Sandy are still without power, and will be one
of the biggest re-construction projects in the country. We are pleased
to be able to help."
About Solar One
Solar One is NYC's first green energy, arts and education center,
located at 23rd Street and the East River. Our mission is to empower
people with the knowledge and resources to unleash sustainability in
Consolidated Solar rents and leases mobile solar power generators to
various industries such as construction, agriculture, entertainment,
emergency response, and telecom. Consolidated Solar enables customers to
recognize significant savings by providing an alternative to traditional
fossil fuel based generators. Mobile solar power generators operate
silently, with no fumes or emissions, and require no gas or diesel.
Additional information is available on the web at www.ConsolidatedSolar.net.
SolarCity®-a national leader in clean energy services-provides
homeowners, business and government organizations cleaner, more
affordable alternatives to their utility bills. The company makes it
simple for customers to lock in lower, long-term rates for clean energy
by providing everything from permitting and installation to ongoing
monitoring and maintenance. Additional information about the company is
available on the Web at www.solarcity.com.
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