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Solar Power Adopted by Transit Authority in Niagara Falls, New York

Thursday, October 14th 2010 8:00 AM
By GetSolar Staff.
Solar Power Adopted by Transit Authority in Niagara Falls, New York The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority in western New York is going green with solar power.

At an October 12 ceremony, the NFTA switched on a 250-kilowatt solar array at one of its bus garages. The Tonawanda, New York solar installation comprises 1,100 panels and should offset 150 tons of carbon emissions every year, Buffalo's Business First newspaper reports.

Not only will the solar installation cut the NFTA's carbon emissions - it will help the authority save money, too. The array will produce an estimated 289,000 kilowatt-hours of power each year. That's enough to help the average commercial electricity customer save more than $45,000.

Local companies were involved in the solar installation - proving that solar power can have economic, as well as environmental and financial, benefits. Electrical services were performed by Buffalo-area businesses, and fencing at the installation site was erected by a local company.

For companies large and small - and public organizations like the NFTA - solar power can be both good for the environment and good for the bottom line.

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