Bronx Design & Construction Academy is excited to announce that we’re Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP) finalists, for the second year in a row! As one of 3 schools representing the Americas, we’ll compete for $100,000 in Abu Dhabi this January. If we win, we’ll use funding to build an Energy-Environment Research Center in front of our school with a 3.5kW wind turbine and 3kW solar photovoltaic array. Watch this video and see the below picture to learn more.
Our Green Roof Integrated Photovoltaic Canopy project was recently fully funded through Divvy Solar‘s solar panel crowd funding platform! Thanks to everyone who made this a reality! We’ll keep you updated on our progress!
Consider supporting solar panel crowd funding at Bronx Design & Construction Academy! Click here to see our project page and watch this video to learn more about our Green Roof Integrated Photovoltaic Canopy research. You can easily do this by logging in either here using social media or here using Divvy Solar. Note: nothing will be charged unless we reach our goal.
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Support solar panel crowd funding at BDCA!
Support us by purchasing a square on our attached rooftop image. You can easily do this by logging in either here using social media or here using Divvy Solar. Note: nothing will be charged unless we reach our goal.
“DivvySolar (divvysolar.com) recently launched the beginning of an exciting new era of crowdsourcing solar panels! Their first project is at Bronx Design & Construction Academy to help turn our Green Roof Integrated Photovoltaic Canopy (http://gripv.wordpress.com) pilot project into a full scale study on our school’s roof.
Support our project here! http://divvysolar.com/projects/BDCA_solar/
In the News:
Divvy enables the development of community clean energy projects through crowdfunding to provide sustainable social, environmental, and financial impacts. Community organizations—schools, religious institutions, local businesses, etc.—use the online platform to reach their local members as well as to connect with the global renewable energy community. Divvy oversees the project’s fundraising campaign, integrating with social media to push projects to funding completion. The community organization provides the Funders with rewards ranging from sentimental student artwork to coupons and discounts for their contributions. After the funding process is completed, the organization receives the solar system at no cost and stays connected with the Funders through the Divvy platform, while enjoying financial and environmental benefits over the system’s lifetime (>30 years). Divvy’s pilot project is a stand-alone, experimental solar system at the Bronx Design and Construction Academy for investigating the synergies between solar and green roofs. The Divvy platform is launching with this project on August 28th, when it will be opened up for other project initiators as well. Among other project leads, a grid-tied solar system at Middle School 88 (MS88) in Brooklyn is under review by school staff and Department of Education contacts.”
Last January we attended Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week at the annual World Future Energy Summit in the United Arab Emirates. Here’s a video highlighting all of the Global High Schools (We took 2nd place for all of the Americas!)