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NY 'Solarize' campaigns save $1.4M in costs

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Posted at 8:02 AM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 12:46:06-05

Governor Andrew Cuomo says 900 solar projects are underway through 26 community 'Solarize' campaigns across New York, and another 31 community campaigns are set to begin this spring.

The Solarize campaigns are locally organized community outreach efforts aimed at getting more homes and businesses to install solar energy systems. The communities work to simplify purchasing and get discounts for participants in solar projects.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority provided $365,000 in technical and marketing support for the 2015 Solarize campaigns.

The Cuomo administration says the campaigns saved participants approximately $1.4 million on upfront purchase costs for solar, for an average of approximately $1,590 per residential or business projects.