Solar Takes Manhattan
The Kips Bay Towers (KBT) in Midtown Manhattan were an architecturallandmark long before a 55 kW solar power system was installed on theroof in December 2008, making it the largest residential solar array inManhattan.
The KBT is one of the few residential projects designed bythe famous modernist architect, I.M. Pei. Its construction was also unique. When first built, it was the largest cast-in-place concrete buildingin the world. Given its prominent place in architectural history, theKBT is a perfect match for a technology that is also forward-looking.
Other early work by I.M. Pei include:
The Phoenix Sun covers solar power from Phoenix, Arizona – the sunniest major city in the nation. In addition to reportingon innovations in solar technology, green job growth and advice for homeowners who want to go solar, the Sun investigates stories you won’t findelsewhere. We cover the legal, political and regulatory framework that has keptthe US solar power industry far behind competitors in Europe and Asia. And wetrack the potential for a solar surge today and tomorrow. The sun isedited by investigative reporter Osha Gray Davidson who has covered theenvironment and politics for 25 years, writing for Mother Jones, RollingStone, the New York Times, and other national and international publications.Articles l Homepage
Search 26k+ Solar Articles
- Top 5 Ways The U.S Military is Utililizing Renewable Energy
- New Solar Technology to Increase Efficiency
- The Rise Of The Green Machines
- Solar Savings: Tax Credits and Solar
- Australian Scientists Printing Solar Cells Down Under
- Why are Auto Dealers Hating on Tesla?
- Ernie Moniz To Lead the U.S. DOE
- Glass and Green Building
- How China Will Transform The Energy Industry
- New Project Will Forecast Solar Generation
- In Focus: The Potential of Los Angeles Solar
- Tesla Reports Profit, Stock SKYROCKETS