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Solar panels to be installed in hard-hit Sandy communities

The resiliency projects are set for Far Rockaway, Long Beach and other communities hit hard by Sandy.

Five communities hit hard by Hurricane Sandy are set to receive “climate resilient disaster preparedness hubs," which keep power, light and heat going during a storm and other disasters.

The hubs rely on solar energy, and deliver continuous emergency light, heat and power during a storm or other disasters. The $1 million price tag is paid for through a partnership with Global Green, an organization that works on climate change, and National Grid.

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Global Green and National Grid are set to make the announcement on Wednesday and hold a community education event.

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The two sites set to receivethe energy hubs are Church of God Christian Academy in Far Rockaway, Queens and the Martin Luther King Center in Long Beach, Long Island. The commitment will eventually include up to five sites, according to organizers.

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