2010-07-16 / Business News

Go Solar/Green NY

Leads Way In Greening Rockaway’s Homes

Jeffry Gitter of Belle Harbor once had a big monthly electric bill. An amount of nearly $400 was not uncommon. Lately, that has changed. It has changed because Gitter’s home now has 43 solar panels on the roof. So, instead of getting a bill from the Long Island Power Authority, or LIPA, Gitter has been getting a regular credit on his statement, with last month’s credit close to $200, thanks to Go Solar/Green NY of Hollis, the premier installer of solar power systems in the Rockaways. Jeffry Gitter of Belle Harbor once had a big monthly electric bill. An amount of nearly $400 was not uncommon. Lately, that has changed. It has changed because Gitter’s home now has 43 solar panels on the roof. So, instead of getting a bill from the Long Island Power Authority, or LIPA, Gitter has been getting a regular credit on his statement, with last month’s credit close to $200, thanks to Go Solar/Green NY of Hollis, the premier installer of solar power systems in the Rockaways.
In addition to the solar panels on Gitter’s roof, there are two large metal boxes called inverters installed in the garage, to route the solar power into LIPA’s grid. When production is high, Gitter receives a credit for selling the power produced back to the utility. The tax benefits of solar installations are substantial. There are federal and state tax credits, a four-year New York City property tax abatement, plus LIPA offers cash incentives, as well. Financing is available, including a “same as cash” interest free loan program. Residents of the Rockaways have a unique advantage because the peninsula is the only part of New York City serviced by LIPA, so residents are eligible for all four incentives (federal, state, city and LIPA). ADVERTORIAL In addition to the solar panels on Gitter’s roof, there are two large metal boxes called inverters installed in the garage, to route the solar power into LIPA’s grid. When production is high, Gitter receives a credit for selling the power produced back to the utility. The tax benefits of solar installations are substantial. There are federal and state tax credits, a four-year New York City property tax abatement, plus LIPA offers cash incentives, as well. Financing is available, including a “same as cash” interest free loan program. Residents of the Rockaways have a unique advantage because the peninsula is the only part of New York City serviced by LIPA, so residents are eligible for all four incentives (federal, state, city and LIPA). ADVERTORIAL
Proprietor Mark Chandarpal established Go Solar/Green NY two years ago. The business, located at 195-45 Jamaica Avenue in Hollis, handles only Sun Power products, which studies have shown are the most efficient solar panels on the market. Channel 4 News recently filmed Gitter’s Belle Harbor home for a feature story on solar power. According to the NYC Building Department, Go Solar/Green NY completed a third of the solar installations eligible for tax abatements in the five boroughs of New York City in 2009. All were residential solar installations here on the peninsula. Three more are in progress, including a commercial installation for a service station in Brooklyn. Proprietor Mark Chandarpal established Go Solar/Green NY two years ago. The business, located at 195-45 Jamaica Avenue in Hollis, handles only Sun Power products, which studies have shown are the most efficient solar panels on the market. Channel 4 News recently filmed Gitter’s Belle Harbor home for a feature story on solar power. According to the NYC Building Department, Go Solar/Green NY completed a third of the solar installations eligible for tax abatements in the five boroughs of New York City in 2009. All were residential solar installations here on the peninsula. Three more are in progress, including a commercial installation for a service station in Brooklyn.
Left. The staff of Go Solar/Green NY, includes, bottom row, left to right: Project Manager Mark Miller, Installer Joe Chandarpal, and Installer John Pellegrino; and top row, left to right: Designer Michael Jainrine, office assistant Lynn Chandarpal, proprietor Mark Chandarpal, and local sales representatives Jeffry Gitter and Ed Antonio, both of Belle Harbor. To learn more about Go Solar, visit www.gosolargreenny. com. For a free quote, call Jeffry Gitter at 917-304-7505, or Go Solar’s main telephone number, 718-554-7700. Photos by Vivian Rattay Carter Left. The staff of Go Solar/Green NY, includes, bottom row, left to right: Project Manager Mark Miller, Installer Joe Chandarpal, and Installer John Pellegrino; and top row, left to right: Designer Michael Jainrine, office assistant Lynn Chandarpal, proprietor Mark Chandarpal, and local sales representatives Jeffry Gitter and Ed Antonio, both of Belle Harbor. To learn more about Go Solar, visit www.gosolargreenny. com. For a free quote, call Jeffry Gitter at 917-304-7505, or Go Solar’s main telephone number, 718-554-7700. Photos by Vivian Rattay Carter

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