New York has issued a request for proposals seeking developers to submit proposals for the installation of up to 1.4 megawatts of solar renewable energy on the rooftop and sidewalk of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.
The New York Power Authority is administering the RFP on behalf of the Javits Center that seeks a developer to design, construct and own the solar PV system through a power purchase agreement.
The solar power generation will offset the building’s electric load and directly support the governor’s Reforming the Energy Vision strategy to build a statewide energy system that is clean for all New Yorkers and work toward the goal for 50% of the state’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030.
As part of the proposed project, more than 4,000 panels would be hosted on the center’s green roof, constructed through an innovative design, and an additional street-level solar array would be constructed on 11th Avenue.
The 6.75-acre green roof has become a sanctuary for area wildlife, serving as a habitat to more than 25 bird species. It also provides building insulation and retains storm water to prevent the risk of flooding while helping to reduce energy consumption throughout the convention center on Manhattan’s West Side.