New Hudson Square Hotel to use solar technology rare for New York
At the corner of Varick and Watt streets a hotel will rise with a facade wielding a more attractive and versatile kind of solar technology that may well be unprecedented for New York City.
Anthony Morali, principal of MStudio, elaborated: "Basically, 90 percent of solar panels use crystalline wafers," he said. "It's your basic solar panel. You can't see through it. It's about 2.5 inches thick."
100 Varick will use something new: "Basically, we're using a glass which is called 'amorphous thin film glass,' " according to a June 30 report in The New York Observer.