Gallery: Massive Fuel Cell Could Put NYC’s City Hall Off the Grid

City Hall may be getting a green makeover. Officials are currently finalizing plans for a massive fuel cell for the landmark building after a proposal to build rooftop solar panels was rejected. Housed in a large, green box on City Hall’s north side, the 100-kilowatt cell will generate enough energy to power the entire historic building. The electricity produced will significantly reduce the city’s costs and CO2 emissions by replacing the oil and coal-produced energy provided by the grid. But will the plan get through the city’s red tape? Or will it suffer the same fate as the proposed solar panels?

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