MIAMI | The Residences at 1428 Brickell | 860 FT | 70 FLOORS

"Plans have been announced for a 70-story residential tower called The Residences at 1428 Brickell that will be be partially powered by solar panels into the building’s glass.

It will be the first residential high-rise in the world partially powered by the sun, the developer says.

The Residences at 1428 Brickell will also be one of the tallest building’s in the area, with an amenity level at 860 feet above ground.

On the west side of the tower, a nearly 20,000-square-foot “solar backbone” is planned, with 500 photovoltaic-integrated windows. The lifespan of the solar panels will match the windows, the developer said.

The system will be capable of generating 170 megawatts of solar energy per year, which would result in the reduction of approximately 4,700 tons of CO2 and the use of 3,000 barrels less of oil.

A total of 189 residential units are planned, with prices ranging from $2 million to over $40 million."