Con Edison Lets Sun Shine on Iconic NYC Headquarters

Utility Installs PV Panels on Historic Building -- Con Edison, which encourages customers to consider using the sun to generate electricity, is setting an example with the installation of a solar array at its landmark office tower in Manhattan

"The utility has installed more than 200 panels atop a 19th-story roof at 4 Irving Place. The panels, manufactured in the United States by Suniva Inc., generate 40 kilowatts of renewable power.

That’s enough electricity to light two floors at the Con Edison headquarters.

“Our customers are discovering that they can use the power of the sun to cut their electric bills and help ensure a safe, sustainable future for New Yorkers,” said John McAvoy, Con Edison’s president and CEO. “We wanted to share our customers’ experience by installing solar panels on our building.  We’re reducing our own electric bills, and helping the environment too.”

Con Edison customers in New York City and Westchester County have installed 2,000 solar projects, generating nearly 40 megawatts (MW) - or 40 million watts - of power for their homes or businesses.

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Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $41 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, N.Y. For more information, visitwww.conEd.com, our green site, www.coned.com/waystosave, or find us on Facebook at Con Edison.