by Ronda Kaysen

“When the developer, Voltaic Solaire, finishes a $1 million rehabilitation of a 19th-century brownstone at 367 Fifth Avenue in Park Slope next year, the facade will be covered with a solar skin and a solar awning will sit on the roof.  The panels will generate 18,000 watts of energy a year, enough to power all six units in the 7,000-square-foot building.  Voltaic Solaire is so confident in its ability to create a ‘net-zero’ building that utilities will be bundled into the rent.”