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Nardy Honda

St. James, NY

System size:
49 kW

Est. lifetime CO2 reduction:
456,000 pounds

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Third-generation Long Island Honda dealer cuts costs with solar system.

Nardy Honda, a third-generation, family-owned Long Island Honda dealer that’s been serving the local market since 1955, is now saving money with a solar system from SolarCity. Located in one of the country’s most expensive energy markets and looking ahead at the escalating utility prices, Nardy Honda wanted to hedge against escalating electricity prices and decided a solar system would be a great way to accomplish that. save money. With rebates from the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) as well as tax credits available, the owners at Nardy Honda saw solar arrays as too good a deal to turn down. Nardy Honda expects the system will pay for itself in just a few years.

In addition to the solar system, Nardy Honda has been making other energy efficiency improvements throughout the dealership. Enhancements include tinted windows to regulate heat during the winter and summer months, along with waste oil burners. They also installed energy-efficient light fixtures which paid for themselves in 18 months while also making the building more comfortable for employees and giving the interior a new, modern look. The dealership’s commitment to clean energy led to its recognition as a Northeast Leader for Energy Efficiency by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP).

The first Honda dealer to install solar panels.

Nardy Honda was the country’s first Premier Honda Dealer to take part in the national partnership between Honda and SolarCity. Honda chose to partner with SolarCity to bring its customers, dealerships and employees more affordable energy. SolarCity’s national reach makes the company a great strategic partner to bring solar systems to Honda’s expansive network of Honda and Acura dealerships.