Kevin B. Casey, Business Manager
Moving Forward with Renewable and Green Energy
Local 25 and our NECA partners continue to build on our Renewable and Green Energy resume with the hope of leading our nation away from our dependency on foreign oil. Certain areas of Long Island make it ideally suited for application of solar and wind turbine technologies.
Pictured above is an installation of a Solar Shading System developed and marketed by Colt Industries of the UK. This 30 plus KW system is part of the front facade of the recently completed Advanced Energy & Research Technology Center (AERTC) at SUNY Stony Brook. The building is part of a complex of 10 research and project development facilities. Shown here are Journeymen James Klopp and Jasper Kassay of Paragon Electric installing solar shades on the front of the building.
Pictured below is a project at Calverton National Cemetery which was funded in part by the American Reinvestment & Recovery Act and was installed by Eldor Electric. Foreman Steve McLoughlin and crew constructed the 92 KW system on a parcel of cleared land just east of the main access road into the National Cemetery. The remote, ground based project involved the installation of rails, panels, inverters and associated site distribution.
Both of these projects represent the continuing efforts of our two organizations in becoming leaders in renewable and green energy projects here on Long Island.