Harvesting the Sun: Solar Power in New York City
Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Ave., Manhattan)
$12 non-members, $8 students (reserve here)
Celebrate the longest day of the year by exploring the power of the sun and its potential to create a more sustainable urban future with a discussion of solar power in the city. Can innovative small-scale designs be successfully scaled-up to make an impact on the city as a whole? What are the policy and real estate implications of making solar power a city-wide possibility? What does it mean for the environment? Hillary Brown, Professor of Architecture, CCNY; Tria Case, University Director of Sustainability for the City University of New York; Mark Harari, Sustainable Real Estate Solutions, Co-President, PhbCatalyst Group; Howard Slatkin, Director of Sustainability, NYC Department of City Planning; and Christian Volkmann, Professor of Architecture, CCNY and Team Manager, Team New York Solar Decathlon Entry discuss the potential for the city’s solar infrastructure, as well as an insider’s look at the City College of New York Solar Decathlon Team—Team New York—and a sneak peak at their Solar Roof Pod.
Presented as part of the Museum’s ongoing Urban Forum series Spotlight on Design.