A unique canopy structure allows Brooklyn Solar Works to place panels on otherwise inhospitable roofs by rising the panels 9 feet above the roof surface. Photo by Brooklyn Solar Works.

Fifth Avenue Committee, Brooklyn SolarWorks, and Gowanus Grid & Electric, LLC  are exploring plans to bring solar power to New York’s privately-owned low- and moderate-income housing stock.

The group was inspired by the community solar model, in which open spaces and industrial rooftops are utilized to develop large community solar projects to which anyone can “subscribe”, reducing their electricity bills

The team plans to install solar panels on 21 buildings in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Park Slope, Gowanus and Prospect Heights, and Jamaica, Queens. Brooklyn.

Read more at NextCity.