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Saving With a Switch to Solar in New City, NY

June 6, 2012 by Kathleen Maier in Solar Stories with 0 Comments

We caught up with LEED-accredited architect Michael Shilale, whose Rockland, New York solar pv array has been operating on his office’s rooftop for about a year, to find out how the switch to solar is working for his business. Despite a brutal winter with high snowfall, the solar energy system on his New City, NY office are on track to beat its projected payback time of 7.5 years.

By making the switch to solar, Michael Shilale Architects is saving over $1,000 on the cost of electricity annually – and so can you! Call Real Goods Solar at 888-56-SOLAR or find us online at www.realgoodssolar.com.

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