Companies Helping Cornell Compete In NYC Renewable Energy Competition


Distributed Sun LLC (D-SUN), a Washington, D.C.-based solar commercial developer and interstate distributed power producer, and Washington Gas Energy Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of WGL Holdings Inc., have announced plans to co-develop and finance proposed renewable energy solutions in Cornell University's bid to win the NYC Tech Campus contract on Roosevelt Island.

The solar, geothermal and fuel-cell power source solutions proposed for the campus will generate an estimated 9 GWh of electricity per year.

D-SUN's distributed solar arrays, at 1.8 MW, and geothermal system, with 400 wells, 500 feet deep and spanning four acres, will showcase New York City's renewable power sources. Together with 22,500 annual MM Btus of natural gas provided by Washington Gas Energy Systems' fuel cells, these energy solutions will reduce grid electricity consumption by as much as 75% and generate cleaner power, according to the companies.

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