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RGS Energy to Deploy 1MW of Rooftop Solar Power Systems in New York City

published: 2014-07-01 11:40

RGS Energy was selected by Georgetown Mews Owners Corp. to design and install a one MW rooftop solar power system in Kew Garden Hills, New York. The system will be installed on a 60 acre residential cooperative, and is expected to offset 35% of the electricity costs for 930 garden apartments, nearly $250,000 in the first year alone, eliminating more than 1.8 million pounds of annual CO2 emissions (per EPA-based data).

“By combining the benefits of NYSERDA rebates, a Federal Tax Credit, NYC property tax abatement, and Con Ed’s buy-back of solar-generated electricity via net metering, RGS Energy is able to deliver significant cost savings to our cooperative by going solar,” said James Goldstick, VP of Mark Greenberg Real Estate, the managing agent for Georgetown Mews.

The solar power systems will be designed to take advantage of the remote net-metering tariff, a solar friendly statute in New York enabling the solar electricity to be monetized and credited to apartment owners’ electric bill.

Jared Haines, VP of Sales for RGS Energy’s commercial division, commented: “Georgetown Mews project is an ideal example of our team’s capability to design and deliver custom solutions for any type of customer. RGS Energy was the first solar company to install a commercial net-metered system to the Con Ed Grid, and is paving the way for greater adoption of remote net-metering. In fact, this housing cooperative will be among the first to take advantage of remote net-metering in New York.”

RGS Energy plans to begin construction in the third quarter of 2014 and finish before the end of the year.

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