Renewable Energy Installed at NYSERDA Headquarters

Albany, New York [] The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) installed two fuel cells and a photovoltaic (PV) awning system at NYSERDA headquarters in Albany in an effort to benefit from clean-energy technology. In cooperation with Plug Power Inc., two GenCore(R) fuel cell systems will provide backup power to the headquarters’ systems including computer, security and phones. Each fuel cell runs on hydrogen and can produce up to 5 kilowatts (kW) of electricity via an electrochemical process. The solar electric awning will power one-half of NYSERDA’s computer-driven power-load while inverters will convert 3.6 kW of DC produced by the solar modules into AC. Solar Energy Systems, in partnership with Ronald Evitts Architect, designed and installed the PV awning system that will cool the building , and generate electricity through three rows of 15 PV panels at 80 watts each. A kiosk in the building’s lobby uses SunViewer software to track and display the progress of the system.
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