As one of the world’s most densely-populated, busiest metropolises, New York City is obviously in need of new green ideas to help cut down on pollution and ensure green ideals.
The owners of one large building proved up to the challenge when Deutsche Bank completed the world’s tallest system of photovoltaic solar panels earlier this year.
The massive undertaking, which is located at the top of the Deutsche Bank Americas’ headquarters on Wall Street will produce 122.4 kW of renewable energy and is expected to decrease the amount of carbon emissions in New York by as many as 100 metric tonnes each year.
Nearly reaching the very top of the Americas’ 745-foot-tall, 50-storey headquarters – the panels top out at 737 feet – Deutsche Bank’s solar project also bears the distinction of being the largest photovoltaic array in Manhattan.
The ambitious plan is part of an overall green philosophy by Deutsche Bank, who are aiming to make all their banks carbon neutral.
Deutsche Bank CEO Seth Waugh said the photovoltaic array at 60 Wall Street is only one of many projects the company wishes to undertake, though there is little doubt it is one of their more impressive plans....