As a New Year’s resolution for 2013, Ellen Honigstock decided to install solar panels on the roof of her Windsor Terrace home. She had recently weatherized her building and wanted solar energy to be her next step toward a smaller carbon footprint and more cost-efficient energy.
“When you look around Brooklyn, there’s not a lot of solar,” she
says. But when she asked her neighbors if they were interested in solar,
she was surprised by the response. “I was just gonna do it on my own
house, but I don’t mind doing some of the leg work for my neighbors, and
when I put out a note to our local listserve, I got 37 responses,” she