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Georgetown Mews Solar Project Generating Big Savings

Written by Kathryn Farrell on March 31, 2020

Kew Gardens Hills, Queens

Co-op board's doggedness is cutting $385,000 from energy costs.

“Shortfall Insurance” Protects Solar Investments

Written by Lisa Prevost on September 26, 2017

Kew Gardens Hills, Queens

Policy guarantees savings even if the sun doesn’t shine.

Now There’s Insurance Against Cloudy Days

Written by Lisa Prevost on September 18, 2017

Kew Gardens Hills, Queens

A Queens co-op invests in a unique policy to protect its solar investment.

Georgetown Mews has been fighting a lawsuit for nearly two decades.

New Kind of Insurance Protects Your Solar Investment

Written by Lisa Prevost on September 01, 2017

Kew Gardens Hills, Queens

“Shortfall” coverage guarantees solar savings.

Perseverance finally paying off for board at Georgetown Mews.

Georgetown Mews co-op board fought for years to overcome roadblocks.

After years of struggle, Georgetown Mews is finally installing solar panels.

The Switch to Solar is On at Georgetown Mews

Written by Marianne Schaefer on March 08, 2017

Kew Gardens Hills

Queens co-op revives a dormant solar project.

Philip Eng still remembers when the lights went out.

It was a Saturday afternoon in the summer of 2005. Eng had been living at the 318-unit Regent’s Park Gardens condominium in Queens for just three months, and at first he thought there had been a short circuit in his building. But then he found that the power was off in the development’s 13 other buildings as well. It stayed off for half a day.

Eventually Eng found out why: the condo’s Con Ed bills had not been paid for months. Further investigation revealed that the condo was basically broke.

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