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NEWS

Solar goes mainstream in NYC, with Quixotic Systems in the forefront

Sept. 2016 — Read the Habitat Magazine article A Solar Cluster Grows in Brooklyn.

Solarize program offers limited-time discounts to Brooklyn residents and businesses

May 2015 — Article in Habitat magazine about Solarize Brooklyn CB6.

EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS

Sunday, Nov. 13, all day CNYC'S 36TH ANNUAL HOUSING CONFERENCE & EXPO Baruch College Newman Vertical Campus 24th St. and Lexington Ave.

Quixotic Systems selected as desginated installer for second Solarize Brooklyn program

May 2015 — Solarize Brooklyn CB6 has selected Quixotic Systems as one of the two designated installers for the program, a limited-time group purchasing program led by Sustainable CUNY and the NY Solar Partnership with NYCEDC and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability.

Quixotic Systems selected as designated installer for Here Comes Solar

February 2015 — Here Comes Solar, a not-for-profit initiative to help NYC residents access affordable solar power through group purchasing, selected Quixotic Systems as one of its three designated installers. Here Comes Solar is an initiative of SolarOne.

Quixotic Systems completes PV system for Notre Dame Academy

Nov. 2014 — The project, believed to be the first of its kind for a Staten Island school, involves 165 solar panels installed on a two-level flat rooftop over the elementary school building, according to Sister Patricia Corley, president of the all-girls school.

Staten Island JCC launches one of the largest solar electric systems in the city

Nov. 20, 2014 — The 103.005 kW system, one of the largest in the five boroughs, was designed by Quixotic Systems and installed by Atlantech Solar. See coverage in the Staten Island Advance.

Quixotic Systems and the success of Solarize Brooklyn cited in 2014 Draft New York State Energy Plan

Nov. 2013

Richard Klein on the future of the solar industry

June 20, 2013 — Richard Klein from Quixotic Systems argues that solar companies need to learn how to grow without incentives in order to survive. This clip is from Solar State of Play, part of the series Clean Energy Connections.

Quixotic Systems selected as exclusive solar thermal provider

May 2013 — Solarize Brooklyn, a neighborhood group devoted to bringing cost-effective solar energy to Brooklyn on a large scale, has selected Quixotic Systems as its sole solar thermal provider. Selection was based on an open, competitive process that considered experience and qualifications, pricing, and commitment to local job training and employment.

Quixotic Systems awarded third U.S. patent

April 16, 2013 — Quixotic Systems, Inc. has been awarded U.S. patent 8,418,477 for Solar-Thermoelectric Air-Conditioning in Vehicles.

Quixotic Systems and Half Moon Ventures Form Strategic Alliance

Feb. 4, 2013 — Quixotic Systems, Inc. and Half Moon Ventures, LLC (HMV) have formed a strategic alliance to offer commercial-scale solar energy systems in the New York Metropolitan area. HMV, a Chicago-based developer of solar and wind energy projects, provides third party financing for renewable energy projects.

Article co-authored by Richard Klein on solar for urban rooftops

Nov. 2012 article in The Construction Specifier on the challenges and benefits of installing solar systems in cities. See page 90.

Richard Klein on domestic solar manufacturing

Dec. 5, 2011 — Richard Klein was part of a panel discussion on solar energy in New York, organized by Cleantech Corridor. His remarks on domestic solar manufacturing were quoted at length by the online publication Environmental Finance.

Staten Island JCC announces new solar thermal system

Nov. 2011 press conference to introduce the Bernikow JCC’s new solar thermal system, which was designed by Quixotic Systems and is the largest on Staten Island.

Richard Klein on solar thermal for New York City co-ops and condos

Sept. 2011 — Article co-written by Quixotic Founder and President Richard Klein in Habitat Magazine.

Richard Klein on solar as an alternative to fracking in New York

July 11, 2011 — Richard Klein appeared on the public radio special series “Fracking Mondays.”

Acquisition of Ray Tracker, a company backed by Richard Klein, by First Solar

Jan. 7, 2011

Quixotic Systems’ partner Wind Products featured in The New York Times.

Nov. 19, 2010

Planet Forward interview with Richard Klein

Aug. 12, 2010 — Quixotic Systems’ president and founder was interviewed on Planet Forward.

Quixotic Systems featured in New York Solar Thermal Roadmap

Aug. 2010 — The New York Solar Thermal Consortium, a group of industrial, academic, and governmental representatives dedicated to promoting solar thermal power in New York State, published the Solar Thermal Roadmap. Quixotic Systems’ Richard Klein was a member of the working group and Quixotic’s installations were featured in the report.

Article by Richard Klein and Mariela Vasquez in Northeast Sun magazine

The Spring 2010 issue of Northeast Sun, the magazine of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, featured the article “Solar Thermal, A New Sustainable Solution for Urban Multi-Family Buildings” by Richard Klein and Mariela Vasquez of Quixotic Systems.

Richard Klein quoted in The Wall Street Journal

Feb. 8, 2009 — Read the article Catching Some Rays.