TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Village residents will be able to learn about the benefits of solar power Thursday during a workshop at Tarrytown Village Hall.
Solarize Westchester, an initiative partnered with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's NY-Sun initiative, has organized the workshop from 7-8:30 p.m. to allow a pre-selected contractor and others to present information on the power source and offer the necessary system equipment at a discounted rate up 15 percent, officials said.
The effort is being made under the Solarize Tarrytown program, the second phase of Solarize Westchester that aims to increase adoption of solar power by offering systems at lower installations costs.
Residents and businesses that sign up for solar installations by Feb. 22 will be able to take advantage of group rates significantly below market prices, officials said.
Mayor Drew Fixell said his village has a history of supportuing such initiatives.
"Solarize Tarrytown will provide our residents and business owners with the opportunity to make a sound investment, reduce their energy costs, lower our carbon footprint and support local jobs,” he said in a statement.
In the past 12 years, 23 solar photovoltaic systems have been installed throughout Tarrytown, representing a total generation capacity of over 151 kilowatts and producing over 177,000 kilowatt-hours per year, officials said.
Cuomo's NY-Sun initiative is a $1 billion investment in solar power through 2023 designed to significantly expand solar installations across the State.
Visit Solarize Tarrytown for more information.
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