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Bethpage studios seek IDA tax aid for $6 million solar panel project

Bethpage studios seek IDA tax aid for $6 million solar panel project
The company that turned a Bethpage aircraft factory into sound stages for film and television production is requesting $124,800 in tax breaks from Nassau County to install a large array of solar panel

Grumman Studios is spending $6.Grumman Studios has applied to the county’s Industrial Development Agency for an exemption from local sales taxes on the purchase of the solar panels, batteries and other equipment."The electricity that we produce will be put onto the [electric] grid" for use by companies and homeowners, Grumman Studios owner Parviz Farahzad said this week.Grumman Studios in the first to seek the tax break since the policy was adopted in July.

" Grumman Studios and a sister production facility in Port Washington were awarded tax breaks previously by the IDA.Farahzad said he learned of the agency’s environmental protection policy from EmPower Solar, which is installing the solar panels and battery storage units at Grumman Studios and will oversee their operation.

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