New Condo Spotlight: Capital Solar Condos

What are believed to be Washington’s first solar-powered condos are for sale in a renovated Columbia Heights townhouse. Sunlight not only powers the place but also pours in through skylights and bay windows.

By: Kate Nerenberg

What: Capital Solar Condos

Where: 1337 Harvard Street, NW

Number of Units:  Three

Prices: The basement and first-floor duplex which has three bedrooms and three baths is $620,000;  the two bedroom, two-bath unit is $499,000; the two-bedroom, one-bath unit is $475,000

Green perks: Dual-flush toilets, motion sensor lights, tankless hot water heaters, bamboo floors, and low flow shower heads. On the sunniest of days, you’ll save up extra energy which can be sold back to PEPCO, and re-used on cloudier days.   

Location: Two blocks from Columbia Heights Metro

Sold: None yet

So what do you think? Are we going to see more of these in the future? And is decreasing your carbon footprint worth the price?