Treating Waste with Help From the Sun

Port Richmond Wastewater Treatment Plant - Staten Island, NY

Port Richmond Waste Water, Staten Island, NY



PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

Environmental Benefits

CO2 Offsets: 1,597,900 lbs. annually
CO2 Equivalent: 150 cars removed from the road annually
CO2 Offsets: 1,597,900 lbs. annually
CO2 Equivalent: 150 cars removed from the road annually
CO2 Offsets: 1,597,900 lbs. annually
CO2 Equivalent: 150 cars removed from the road annually
CO2 Offsets: 1,597,900 lbs. annually
CO2 Equivalent: 150 cars removed from the road annually
CO2 Offsets: 1,597,900 lbs. annually
CO2 Equivalent: 150 cars removed from the road annually
CO2 Offsets: 485,016 lbs.
annually
CO2 Equivalent: 50 cars removed
from the road annually

CO2 Offsets: 485,016 lbs.
annually
CO2 Equivalent: 50 cars removed
from the road annually
CO2 Offsets: 220.462 lbs. annually
CO2 Equivalent: 20 cars removed from the road annually

CO2 Offsets: 220.462 lbs. annually
CO2 Equivalent: 20 cars removed from the road annually
CO2 Offsets: 2,204,620 lbs. annually
CO2 Equivalent: 250 cars removed from the road annually 


Technology

Yingli-YL250P-29B
Panels: 5,070 

System Size

1,268 kW (DC)


The wastewater treatment plants operated by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection consume a great deal of electricity in their operations.  The Port Richmond plant processes waste from 198,000 Staten Island residents.  The facility’s 200,000 square foot roof was an ideal candidate for a solar installation and ConEdison Solutions owns and operates one of the largest solar arrays in New York City on the roof of the plant.  A solar Power Purchase Agreement now makes it possible for the Port Richmond facility to get approximately 10% of the electricity it needs to operate the plant from renewable energy. 

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