U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
New York's Solaire: High-rise Solar
March 10, 2004
New York City's Solaire, a 30-story $100 million building, features 33 kW of PV systems, energy efficiency lighting, and energy-saving appliances. Says Anthony Pereira, president of Altpower, Inc., "It's a high-profile building in the solar world. Solar is not the cheapest product per square foot, so if you're going to put it on a building, why not have it work as your building's façade to bring down the cost." See the story and photo.