The Orange County Citizens Foundation and SunCommon welcomed members of the region’s newest community solar array to view the solar panels that will be powering their homes, as the solar company just flipped the switch on the array last week. The 1,080-panel array will provide power to nearly 60 local homeowners, several of whom were on site for the ribbon cutting celebration marking the beginning of decades of clean, local power.
Many of these residents had investigated solar for their home in the past but were turned down due to a shady site or roof structure that didn’t have space for the solar panels. SunCommon’s local community solar program provided these people the opportunity to take advantage of the benefits of solar power without putting the panels on their property. This project is only one of three similar projects that exist in the Orange and Rockland utility area, but there may be more on the way with New York’s growing commitment to renewable energy.
The new community solar array, at the Citizens Foundation homestead, still has some available spots. You can get involved by signing up for this unique community solar project. Learn more about how you can save money with SunCommon.