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New program lets New Yorkers support renewable energy

By July 21, 2015August 5th, 2021News

The following article appeared in the July 20, 2015 edition of The Niagara Gazette.  You can view the complete article here.

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Associated Press |

ALBANY — A new program will let New York residents subscribe to local renewable energy projects and get a credit on their utility bills for their portion of the energy produced.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved the Shared Renewables Program last week. The non-profit group Environment New York hailed the program, saying it allows low-income families, renters, and millions of other New Yorkers to choose solar as a clean energy option.

The program is also known as community distributed generation and community net metering.

One way to participate is for residents of a condominium to join together for a shared solar project. They would need to find a sponsor, such as a developer, to organize the project on behalf of the residents.

More information is on the state’s Community Solar website: http://on.ny.gov/1I9keAd .