RIVERTOWNS, N.Y. -- Residents can now join the solar movement and receive even lower power bills now that the Solarize Hastings-Hobbs Ferry initiative has reached the program’s second pricing tier with 14 contracts for solar electric systems signed so far through the campaign.
In the Solarize tiered pricing structure, the greater the number of people signing contracts for solar installations, the lower the price falls. All system purchasers receive the better pricing as soon as a new tier is reached, regardless of when they signed a contract.
“The response to the Solarize effort has been excellent -- not surprising given our community's dedication to sustainability -- and so we now enjoy cheaper pricing, having passed a tier. Tax incentives change in February, so now is the time,” said Hastings-on-Hudson Mayor Peter Swiderski.
Since the campaign launched, over 360 residents from the two villages have signed up to learn if their property is a good candidate for solar power. Dozens have attended free educational workshops to learn how solar works and to get their questions answered by the installer partner’s solar experts.
“Dobbs Ferry is pleased to bring the benefits of solar energy – cost savings and clean power – to our residents and businesses through Solarize Hastings-Dobbs Ferry. With installations on our own municipal facilities, we know how well it works,” said Dobbs Ferry Mayor, Hartley Connett.
Solarize Hastings-Dobbs Ferry is one of four campaigns of Solarize Westchester, a program supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. However, there are compelling reasons for homeowners not to delay exploring this program. Rebates from New York state are decreasing soon, and the below-market interest rates for financing currently subsidized by the state will begin to rise after Jan. 31 for customers whose income is above 80 percent of Westchester’s median income.
Homeowners and commercial property owners in Hastings and Dobbs Ferry are encouraged to learn more and enroll on the Solarize Hastings-Dobbs Ferry site www.SolarizeWestchester.com/Hastings-DobbsFerry to find out if solar is right for their property.
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