Thomas A. Edison Tech School goes green with 'carport'

Students in Jamaica now have a new, greener power source to get their engines revving.

City and school officials cut the ribbon on the new solar carport at Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School Wednesday.

The school received two electric cars a few years ago for driver’s ed. classes but they had to charge it by plugging it into an electrical outlet overnight.

Students in the school's auto program and electrical installation program have also gotten to learn using the cars.

"Having the students that know how to become technicians revolving around solar panel or electric cars is what the community is going to need, is what the city is going to need,” said Principal Moses Ojeda.

"It's a chance for them to learn about cleaner transportation solutions,” said NYC Dept. of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner Lisette Camilo. “This is the wave of the future."

Edison is the first school in the city to receive one of these solar car charging stations.


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