Gallery: City College NY Students Unveil Penthouse Solar Roof Pod for t...

The 746 square-foot penthouse in compact but maintains a roomy feel while provides all the traditional amenities of a home

You’ve probably noticed that nearly every roof in New York City is flat, but do you know why? The roofs were designed this way to allow for additional floors to be added as the city expanded, and New Yorkers have taken advantage of the flat space in an endless amount of ways. We recently exposed some of NYC’s hidden rooftop homes, and students from the City College in NYC have taken a page from the same book with their design for this Solar Roof Pod. The structure, which they entered in this year’s U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, turns underutilized roof tops into prime real estate for the self-sufficient solar home.

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