stillwell ave station stop

stillwell ave station stop

the u.s. department of energy totes brooklyn, ny as having “the largest thin-film, building-integrated solar roof in the United States, a 210-kilowatt subway station roof on Coney Island.”  clearly these are very specific terms.  but actually, coney island’s stillwell ave is the first solar powered subway station in nyc + that’s something to be proud of.  sustainablebusiness.com describes the station as “one of the most environmentally responsible mass transportation sites built in the U.S”  + that makes me happy + proud.

upon further investigation . . . a wired article points out “The solar energy doesn’t run the trains, but is expected to contribute approximately 250,000 solar kilowatt hours per year to the station’s other energy needs — primarily lighting and air conditioning in the station and its attached offices and retail stores….” which begs the question:  are we subsidizing dunkin?  i recently attempted to satisfy my doughnut craving . . . 50 minutes away from my beloved doughnut plant, dd was on the radar.  without transfats, my chocolate creme filled was dry and boring.  so yes, solar powered energy is good, and yes, doughnut plant is the best, and yes i seem to have lost my point . . .

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happy coney tuesday everybody!

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