Sourced from Curbed NY
The Jacob K. Javits Center is on its way to getting a whole lot greener: Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today that the convention center on Manhattan’s far west side will be topped with the single largest installation of rooftop solar panels in New York City.
This piece of green infrastructure, to be designed and installed by Siemens, will produce 1.4 megawatts of solar energy, a number that is “estimated to offset more than 1.3 million pounds of carbon emissions each year,” according to Cuomo’s office.
Prior to this, the largest rooftop solar installation in New York City was located at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which installed more than 3,000 solar panels on the roof of Building 293. The Javits Center project, in comparison, will have more than 4,000 solar panels. (The largest solar farm in the city is actually located on Staten Island—it has 9,000 panels across 10 acres.)