In celebration of the summer solstice–the time of year when days are longest and energy from the sun is most plentiful–our Solar Team has been busy putting the final touches on the Sustainable Flatbush SunBike, our mobile solar-electric system that gets around on a retrofitted cargo bike. This Sunday, June 26, from 10 until noon, come see the SunBike in action for the first time at the Cortelyou Greenmarket, on Cortelyou Road between Argyle and Rugby, and get a taste of locally-grown sun-powered smoothies!
We built the SunBike to show what renewable energy can do right now, encourage people to adopt renewable energy, and study renewable energy systems in-depth.
This summer, the SunBike will be a visible presence on the streets of Flatbush, at block parties, community gardens, solar-powered film screenings, outdoor dance parties and much more, showing that we don’t have to wait to meet our need for energy with clean, renewable resources.
To find out how to bring the SunBike to your event or learn more about our Solar Team educational opportunities, write to the SF Energy Solutions Initiative.
Until Sunday, check out this video of me and our technical advisor Gregory Rodlico, showing a little bit of how the SunBike works.
Camera & Editing: Jocelyn Cohen
Sound Mix: Anne Pope
Titles: Keka Marzagão
Music: Free Royalty Free Music by DanoSongs.com
SunBike Builders: Jocelyn Cohen and Gregory Rodlico
Solar Team: Kimberly White and Joel Acosta
The SunBike is made possible with the generous support of ConEd