$100,000 in solar equipment stolen from Brooklyn Bridge Park

More than $100,000 in solar equipment donated to power vehicles and equipment has been stolen from the Pier 1 area of Brooklyn Bridge Park…

Story by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Source: http://www.brooklyneagle.com/

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More than $100,000 in solar equipment donated to power vehicles and equipment has been stolen from the Pier 1 area of Brooklyn Bridge Park, according to the New York Post. The equipment includes 24 solar panels and 30 storage-cell batteries, and was donated to the park by Beautiful Earth Group, a Red Hook-based energy company. It was used to power the park’s fleet of electric vehicles, and administrators hoped to use it soon to power park-goers’ cell phones and laptops, said the Post.

Park officials reported the equipment stolen on Feb. 19. They were reportedly planning to move the equipment to the Pier 6 section of the park, near Atlantic Avenue. Police said the burglar apparently used a truck and ladder to steal the equipment. Park workers will now have to use electricity from the park’s buildings to power their vehicles.

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