altPOWER, a New York-based provider of solar project development, design and installation services, has inaugurated a 48 kW building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) system in New York's Battery Park City. This project is altPOWER's eighth BIPV project in New York.
The building, known as the Visionaire, is a 35-story U.S. Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum green residential condominium designed by architect Pelli Clarke Pelli and constructed by Turner Construction for the Albanese Organization.
altPOWER designed and supplied the system using altPOWER BIPV modules and managed the construction and integration of the system into the building's facade. The building is also designed to meet the Battery Park City Authority's stringent Green Building Standards, required for all new construction in Battery Park City, altPOWER adds.
The PV system was partially funded through a direct grant by the New York State Energy and Research and Development Authority. The BIPV modules used on the project, designed and manufactured by altPOWER, feature solar cells made from 100% post-industrial recycled silicon and manufactured within 135 miles of the