SOLAR PROGRAM ...

Community-based & shared solar options

Solar forum will be on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The forum will include information for a variety of audiences, including municipal, residential, businesses, and agriculture. (Courtesy Photo)

MILLBROOK, N.Y. — The Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) Environment and Energy Program is hosting a forum on community-based and shared solar options, focusing on Solarize Hudson Valley, Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), and Community Distributed Generation (CDG). The forum will be on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The event will be held at the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center in Poughkeepsie (317 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY). Certificates of attendance for municipal training credit will be provided.

In addition to an overview of community-based and shared solar options, case studies of how the programs are being implemented in Hudson Valley communities will be presented. The forum will include information for a variety of audiences, including municipal, residential, businesses, and agriculture. A question and answer session will follow.

If you are considering purchasing or leasing solar panels, interested in learning more about receiving electricity credits as a member of a distributed generation project, learning about the collective power of a program like CCA, or want more information about these types of programs for your community, please join us!

The forum is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Register online at: http://communityandsharedsolar.eventbrite.com.  For more information, contact: Erica Blatt at (845) 677-8223 x 148 or eb566@cornell.edu.

—Cornell Cooperative Extension

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