MTA using solar panels in effort to save green

In an effort to cut costs and greenhouse gas emissions, the MTA is installing solar panels to heat water used for employee restrooms at its

CONEY ISLAND - In an effort to cut costs and greenhouse gas emissions, the MTA is installing solar panels to heat water used for employee restrooms at its Coney Island maintenance shop and for washing parts of subway cars.

The new system costs more than $25,000, but the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will not pay anything. The New York Power Authority is paying for the upgrades.

New York City Transit President Thomas Predergast said the panels and new lighting equipment are expected to save $94,000 per year. They could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 86 tons annually.

AP wire services were used in this report.

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