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March 19, 2008

Bicycles weren't already green?

Bicycle Maker Goes Green

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bicycles are environment-friendly and now a bike mmanufacturer in Queens is using solar energy to make the bikes.

Worksman Cycles manufactures heavy-duty bicycles for delivery services, and adult tricyles that pull hot dog carts.

The company employs about 50 people in its 100-thousand square foot factory in Ozone Park, Queens. The company installed a 15-kilowatt system on its roof that will provide more than 20 percent of it's electricity.

The network says there are 77 million square feet of industrial roofs in the metro area that could be used for solar panels.
This is a pretty great thing, the potential to improve the environment and save money at the same time. I wouldn't go out and buy a bicycle because of this "greening" but it may sway plenty people to go out and get one.