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Town, Village Of Ossining Selected For Unique Solar Program

The Town of Ossining and the villages of Briarcliff and Ossining are participating in a solar discount program to help residents and businesses save money.
The Town of Ossining and the villages of Briarcliff and Ossining are participating in a solar discount program to help residents and businesses save money. Photo Credit: File

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Solarize Westchester has selected the Town of Ossining and the villages of Briarcliff Manor and Ossining to participate in a solar discount program.

Green Ossining, a community-based environmental resource protection and sustainability volunteer organization, will be assisting in the public outreach for this project.

The Solarize Ossining–Briarcliff coalition will kick off with two workshops on Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library and on Jan. 29, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Ossining Public Library.

Both dates will be opportunities for residents and business owners to learn about the program. Solarize Ossining–Briarcliff increases the opportunities for residential and commercial solar infrastructure installation through a proven formula. Group discounts offered by a pre-selected, qualified solar contractor are coupled with extensive community outreach and education to create awareness and build interest. A clear end date motivates residents to act.

Solarize Ossining–Briarcliff has a goal to have 50 signed contracts for solar by the end of the campaign. Best Energy Power has been chosen as the designated solar contractor for commercial properties. Residents and businesses who sign up for solar installations by June 1, 2015 will be able to take advantage of group rates significantly below market prices — and the more people who sign up, the lower the price will be for everyone — even the first to enroll.

Town of Ossining Supervisor Susanne Donnelly commented, “Our town has a record of supporting initiatives that offer both environmental and economic benefits. Solarize Ossining–Briarcliff will provide our residents and business owners with the opportunity to make a sound investment, reduce their energy costs, lower our carbon footprint and support local jobs.”

Briarcliff Manor Mayor William J. Vescio commented, “Briarcliff Manor has been consistently encouraging the expansion of solar energy. Our own buildings and those of many of our residents indicate a determination, now more than ever, to move into this new age opportunity. We believe that the Ossining and Briarcliff Manor coalition will simplify the daunting task of selecting solar contractors as well as ease the time consuming tasks when looking for professional, high quality products and workmanship. While this is a great opportunity for communities to work together, the real benefit will go to our residents and commercial interests.”

More information about Solarize Ossining–Briarcliff can be found by visiting www.solarizewestchester.com/Ossining-Briarcliff or by contacting Ross Solar Group at 203-512-4500 ext. 1 for residential properties and Best Energy Power at 212-730-2267 for commercial properties.

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