Mayor David announced the City of Binghamton will take part in NYSERDA’s Solar for All program, in hopes to reduce the energy burden of low-income houses with no-cost community solar subscriptions.
Binghamton is already an NYSERDA Clean Energy Community with a commitment to sustainable initiatives. This program increases access to solar power for renters and homeowners who may not be able to install solar panels on their own residence. Energy is still delivered through their regular electric provider, while the power produced by the community solar array is fed directly to the electric grid to supply clean, renewable energy. Participants will receive credit on their electric bills.
Qualifying residents will be able to apply or drop out at any time, though they must meet a minimum energy consumption requirement and income requirement of sixty percent of the state median income.
Two workshops will be held where residents can learn more about the program or apply if interested, one on March 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jeffrey P. Kraham Broome County Public Library, and the other on March 23 from 1:30-4 p.m. at the NoMa Community Center.