The Hudson Companies Inc., Related and CAMBA have started work on the biggest solar power project of its type in the state. The development partners are building a 214,000 watt solar electric photovoltaic (PV) system at Gateway Elton Phase I, their 197-unit mixed-use affordable housing development in the Spring Creek section of Brooklyn. The PV system surpasses Hudson’s Dumont Green Development as the largest solar electric system of its kind on a residential building in New York State. According to solar PV system designer Bright Power, the installation will offset almost 300,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide per year, which is the equivalent of over 6,400 — or almost eight acres – of mature trees. The PV system will offset the common area electrical demand by 68%. Gateway Elton Phase I is also on track to be certified as a LEED Platinum development. Construction activity is expected to create 950 indirect and direct jobs.