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Jun302010

Brooklyn's Broadway Stages Goes Green with Solar Energy Project

Greenpoint Film Factory Reduces Energy Costs By More Than $70,000 Per Year

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Solar Energy Systems, LLC (SES), Greenpoint Energy Partners (GEP), and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) partnered with Broadway Stages, one of New York's premier sound stage facilities, on a solar energy system that will reduce the film stage's energy costs by more than $70,000 annually.

The solar photovoltaic (PV) system, designed, engineered, and installed by SES is projected to produce thirty-two percent of Broadway Stages power needs annually. This is equivalent to the power used by one hundred and twenty single-family homes each year. Greenpoint Energy Partners, LLC is the project developer, and will arrange financing for the project. Broadway Stages, the site for production of feature films, television series, commercials and music videos, received nearly $900,000 in financial incentives from NYSERDA for this project.

NYSERDA president and CEO Francis J. Murray says, "Film production is an energy intensive industry, and I commend Broadway Stages for its commitment to using clean, renewable energy that will reduce its environmental impact. This project represents an important contribution to our efforts to create a more sustainable future for our state and to meet the ambitious energy reduction goals set by Governor David Paterson."

Gina Argento, President of Broadway Stages says, "For Broadway Stages, this solar project demonstrates our commitment to the film industry and to the people of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We are proud to build an energy infrastructure project that provides a long term benefit to our neighborhood."

Solar Energy Systems President David Buckner states, "Combining federal, state, and local incentives, Broadway Stages is able to achieve an exceptional financial return while substantially reducing their carbon footprint. By going solar, Broadway Stages had made an intelligent decision that will have a powerful environmental and financial impact."

About Broadway Stages

Broadway Stages in one of New York City's largest full-service film, television, and music video production facilities. Broadway Stages has been an integral part of Brooklyn for over a quarter century. The company and their clients have employed thousands of people and have created hundreds of jobs. For more information on Broadway Stages, visit www.broadway-stages.com or call (718) 349-9146.

About Solar Energy Systems (SES)

As one of the Northeast's leading full-service integrators of commercial and solar power systems, SES specializes in delivering turnkey, cost-effective, and reliable solar energy solutions to a diverse range of clients in government, private business, and the not-for-profit sector. Founded in 1998, the SES base for operations, management, and design is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York. Additional project management and business development efforts are coordinated from offices in Newark, New Jersey and Westchester, New York. For more information on SES, visit www.solaresystems.com or call (718) 389-1545.

About Greenpoint Energy Partners (GEP)

Greenpoint Energy Partners, LLC specializes in the finance and development of commercial and utility-scale solar PV systems for commercial, retail, government, and not-for-profit institutions. We offer our customers turn-key build-to-own and build-to-suit systems and provide a full range of financing alternatives including Purchase Power Agreements, long term leases, and term loan financing. For more information on Greenpoint Energy Partners, visit www.greenpointenergypartners.com.

About NYSERDA

For more information on NYSERDA's Solar Electric Incentive program, including a list of eligible installers by county, visit www.powernaturally.org.

Contact:


Machi Tantillo


Solar Energy Systems, LLC


+1-973-565-0170


machi@solaresystems.com


http://www.solaresystems.com





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