Brooklyn Company Starts Work on First Sun-Powered Brownstone

April 6, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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A Brooklyn-based alternative energy company has begun construction on the city’s first solar-powered brownstone, according to the New York Post.


Voltaic Solaire is tricking out a 100-year-old Park Slope brownstone at 367 Fifth Ave., near Fifth Street, to accommodate six rental units, a lounge and a restaurant that will all be powered by a 15,000-watt solar panel system on the building’s rooftop and awnings.

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The $1-million renovation, which will leave the brownstone’s facade intact, is set to be completed in 2013. Rentals will run from $1,600 to $2,600 monthly; heating, electric and hot water will be compliments of the sun.

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