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Solarize CNY Program Helps Homeowners and Businesses with Solar Power Start-ups

OSWEGO COUNTY – Oswego County is working with the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board and neighboring counties on a new initiative, Solarize CNY.

The program is made possible through a grant by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to reduce start-up costs of solar power in Central New York.

The plan utilizes a negotiated, reduced price for solar installation, federal and state tax credits, and state incentives to provide more affordable solar power for residential and commercial properties.

Several workshops are scheduled for residents to learn more about the program and talk directly with William and Emmylou Edwards, owners of the solar panel installation company Skyline Solar, Inc., located in Phoenix.

The public is invited to attend one of these free workshops:

• Oswego: Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the Oswego Public Library, 120 E. Second St.;
• Oswego: Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. in room 315 of Park Hall on the SUNY Oswego campus, 7060 NYS Route 104;
• Pulaski: Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 24 Lake St.
• Oswego: Monday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake St.

For more information, visit http://solarizecny.org/ or contact the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning weekdays at 315/349-8292.