Binghamton is taking another step toward becoming a more environmentally friendly city.
Mayor Rich David announced the city would be taking part in Solar for All, a New York State program that helps reduce the energy cost burden of low-income households.
Residents that earn less than 60% of the statewide median income can apply for the program that provides access to a community solar subscription at no-cost.
Energy would still be delivered through residents normal electric provider while the power produced by the community solar array is fed directly into the electric grid.
Subscribers would see savings through a credit on their electric bills.
David says “Now this program not only provides an opportunity to reduce the city’s carbon footprint by making solar energy accessible to more residents. It also offers income-eligible residents a valuable opportunity to save money on their electricity bills and spend that money elsewhere.”
David says the program increases access to solar energy for people who may not have ideal conditions to install solar panels.
There will be two workshops held to learn more about the program.
One is March 12th at 6:30 at the Jeffrey Kraham Broome County Public Library and the other is March 23rd at 1:30 at the NoMa Community Center on 85 Walnut Street.