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Solarize Cortlandt-Croton Kicks Off On Monday

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CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Solarize Westchester has selected the Town of Cortlandt and Village of Croton-On-Hudson to participate in a solar-energy discount program that will make going solar easy and affordable for their residents and businesses.

Solarize Cortlandt-Croton Week will kick off with a workshop on Tuesday  from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose. Residents and business owners can learn about the program.  A second event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson.

Solarize Cortlandt-Croton increases residential and commercial solar 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 Cortlandt-Croton has a goal to have 50 signed contracts for solar by the end of the campaign. Over the past 12 years, 90 solar photovoltaic systems have been installed throughout Cortlandt and Croton, representing a total generation capacity of over 538 kilowatts and producing over a quarter million kilowatt-hours per year. If Solarize Cortlandt-Croton hits its goal, the installed solar capacity will have increased by 50 percent in less than a year.

After a thorough pre-qualification process, Cortlandt and Croton officials have selected Sunrise Solar Solutions as the designated solar contractor for Solarize Cortlandt-Croton. 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. The more people who sign up, the lower the price will be for everyone, even the first to enroll!

Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi commented, "I am proud of our Cortlandt and Croton Communities for working together to educate and promote solar energy". Mayor Leo Wiegman noted, “With electric rates rising so much, there’s never been a better time to invest in a solar system for your home or business in Westchester County.”    Solarize Cortlandt-Croton is part of the Solarize Westchester Campaign, partnering with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) under Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's NY-Sun initiative, which is a $1 billion investment in solar power through 2023 to significantly expand solar installations across the State and to ultimately transform New York’s solar industry so it becomes self-sustaining.

More information about Solarize Cortlandt-Croton can be found by visiting www.SolarizeWestchester.com/Cortlandt-Croton or by contacting Sunrise Solar Solutions at 914-762-7622.

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