U.S. schools will be powered by the sun.
The administration of the American state of New York began switching some schools to the sun as part of the fight against global warming. For this purpose, solar panels will be installed on the roofs of 47 educational institutions. It writes Bloomberg with reference to the statements of the governor of the state Kathy Hochul.
"By 2025, New York City needs to provide 100 megawatts of electricity in administration-owned buildings from renewable sources," Hochul said.
More than 25 percent of that could be generated in the near future, she said, after solar panels are installed on school roofs.
In addition to the solar panels, the schools will be provided with 6.6 MW of storage to keep the electricity running even on cloudy days. Installation of the new energy systems will begin as early as 2022. Full completion should occur in 2024.
Although the solar panels on 47 schools in New York City will generate a small amount of energy, they can serve as a good example of the successful implementation of such projects in the urban environment.
It was previously reported that the world's largest economies will produce more than twice as much coal, oil and gas by 2030 as needed to meet the climate goals outlined in the Paris Agreement.