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    Sunny times ahead for Queens College

    Queens College announced it would build a solar-storage system near the Fitzgerald Gym later this year. The Department of Energy’s Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV program awarded half of the funds for the $6.3 million project. Its goal is to create technologies that are both affordable and accessible for users. But the college is not working on the project alone. Sustainable CUNY, the New York Power Authority and the Electric Power Research Institute will help too. In fact, EPRI will provide $3.2 million to building solar panels that are a part of the project. Adam Rockman, vice president for Student Affairs, said the solar panels…

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    Bringing solar power to Flushing

    Solar energy may not be the first thing most think of to power their homes and businesses, but one class at Queens College showed that it can be a viable, though challenging, option in Flushing. During the spring 2012 semester, students of the Solar Flushing class, taught by urban studies professor Tarry Hum, conducted a study on the feasibility of photovoltaics, or solar panels, to be used in Flushing.  They presented their findings on June 1 at the Queens Library in Flushing. The class focused on politics, planning and community participation in solar energy advancement, according to Professor Hum. They covered the areas of Community Board 7, including the Mitchell-Linden…