A new community solar farm on Brick Church Road in Brunswick soon will be providing a clean energy option for residents of Schuylerville and across the Capital District, enabling them to save money on their electric bills while supporting the renewable energy that is such an important part of New York’s future. Project developer Nexamp is hosting an informational meeting on Wednesday, March 20th from 6:30-7:30 pm in the village offices at 35 Spring Street to provide an overview of how community solar works and answer any questions.
· Village of Schuylerville Nexamp Community Solar Workshop
· Wednesday, March 20th, 6:30-7:30 pm
· Village offices, 35 Spring Street, Schuylerville NY
· Refreshments, community solar presentation, open Q&A
Community solar is a program in which residents subscribe at no cost to a share of a local solar farm rather than installing solar panels on their own home. This is an important option, because many people may not have a roof suitable for solar panels, may rent their home or apartment, or may not have the resources to purchase solar panels. Consumers who enroll in a community solar farm save roughly 10% on their regular utility bill, and this project is open to any New York resident who gets their electricity through National Grid.
“The Village of Schuylerville is excited to partner with Nexamp to bring this presentation to the Schuylerville community,” says Dan Carpenter, Mayor. “As part of our Climate Smart Community pledge, village elected officials are committed to educating residents on ways to promote and access renewable energy sources. The village has already reached an agreement with Nexamp to reduce our energy footprint and to reduce some of our energy costs by 10%. We are looking forward to Nexamp’s presentation on March 20th at the Village Hall.”
With more than a dozen community solar projects in operation or under construction across the state, Nexamp is quickly becoming a leader in the market. Each location features a large solar array that generates power fed to the local grid. The utility issues credits for that energy, and those credits are allocated to subscribers to help reduce their regular monthly bill.
“New York has set an aggressive and admirable goal of generating half its electricity from renewable resources by 2030,” notes Zaid Ashai, CEO, Nexamp, “and solar power is a significant part of the equation. Community solar makes the benefits of clean energy available to a much larger audience. We look forward to sharing more information about this exciting opportunity in the region during the upcoming information session in Schuylerville.”
For more information or to check eligibility, residents should visit www.capitaldistrictsolar.info.