This Startup is Bringing Green-Energy Solutions to One of the Poorest Brooklyn Neighborhoods

Brooklyn-based tech startup BlocPower is bringing environmentally friendly green-energy solutions to Brownsville, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Brooklyn. They use cutting-edge data analysis to lower costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the neighborhoods buildings. Learn more about the company, its founder, and its goals in this short report from THIRTEEN.

An innovative start-up is targeting a low-tech problem with high-tech solutions. With about 70% of New York City’s greenhouse gas emissions coming from its buildings, for Brooklyn native Donnel Baird the solution is simple: bring green power to those who need it most, block by block. Baird is the founder of BlocPower, a Brooklyn-based company working to green American inner-cities using cutting-edge data analysis and green energy solutions. Baird takes the #NYCRising crew door to door in Brownsville, Brooklyn, one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York City, to see his vision already coming to life with an unprecedented number of solar-panel installations in a single community. What would it take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. by two to three percent in five years?

via Thirteen

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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