If when you think of solar panels, you envision stretches of the desert filled with the deep-blue glint of enormous solar arrays, you're not wrong. That's the environment in which solar power is both most efficient and most cost effective. But did you realize that solar panels on your townhouse or high-rise in an urban environment can also be incredibly useful?
Recognizing the emergence of solar energy as an important energy resource and the need to understand the feasibility of various solar applications in its service territory, [Con Edison] is proposing the implementation of a Solar Energy Pilot Program. This pilot program, consisting of three initiatives for developing solar resources, is designed to spur the development of approximately 12MW of solar energy over the next 18 months.