Posts tagged: Public housing

Rooftop Solar Panels Double As Extra Housing For Crowded Cities

In Frankfurt, Germany, a team of students has found a new way to make buildings “climate neutral” without raising rents: Build a new rooftop apartment with each installation. The usual way to add solar power to a building is just to attach some panels to the roof. But a new design goes a step farther […]

Solar Energy for Chicago Affordable Housing

Kyocera Solar and VGI Energy are teaming up to bring solar power to affordable multifamily housing units in Urban Chicago, according to SolarLove.org. VGI Energy is a “socially and green-minded company” as SolarLove.org puts it, and Kyocera is a solar manufacturer that produces, among other things, the MyGen Pro system — a package of solar […]