Steinway & Sons prides itself on sticking with old-fashioned manufacturing methods in building pianos. But installing energy-saving technology at its factory in Queens, just across Bowery Bay from La Guardia Airport? That is another story.
The wide, flat roof of one building in Steinway’s 11-acre complex in Long Island City has become a field of parabolic-mirrored solar panels.
They are the most visible sign of an $870,000 system that will soon provide cool air to dehumidify the hammers and other small moving parts that can be affected by changes in the moisture in the air.
Coming Soon at Steinway, Solar Power