2011 solar decathlon, CCNY, City College of New York, City University of New York, Crowdfunding, CUNY, green buildings, Help fund CCNY Solar Roofpod Project, photovoltaics, solar power, solar roofpod, Spitzer School of Architecture, sustainable buildings

CCNY originally created the Solar Roofpod as their entry into the 2011 US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition. The solar-powered micro dwelling measures 750 square feet and along with providing enough space for a city dweller to live in, can produce its own electricity and hot water with its solar-powered roof. The photovoltaic panels atop the small penthouse building are also pitched to help it catch rainwater, making the building even more eco-friendly.

RELATED: CCNY’s Solar Roofpod to be Installed on Spitzer School of Architecture’s Roof!

If you want to catch a peek at the building, construction crews will be working to raise it upwards for at least half the day at 141 Convent Ave. Construction workers will first hoist up the north module at 9 a.m. and will then move the south module at 10:30 a.m. Finally, the solar frame will be brought up at 12 p.m. noon. Once in place, the Solar Roofpod will be reused as a hub and learning lab for sustainability projects.

+ Solar Roofpod

+ CCNY Spitzer School of Architecture

Images © Jose Francisco Reyes