Ian Murtaugh: Community Solar Lights The Way

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Last Friday I attended a ribbon cutting of a new solar installation in Montrose which shows the promise of community solar.  Community solar is an initiative which gives access to smart power to those who do not, or for whatever reason, cannot have their own systems.  Quality Circle Products is hosting an array of panels on their roof, which benefits them both through hosting fees and reduced power costs, and their neighbor subscribers who are getting reduced energy bills.   Quality Circle has a nice big roof and are in effect sharing it with others.

This safe renewable power source is a reliable and welcome addition to our energy toolkit as we try to reduce sourcing power from extractables.  This installation was brought about by a committed and environmentaliy minded business owner, private companies whose expertise was necessary, Sustainable Westchester and local and county governments who believe in the future of community solar and helped facilitate it.  I am convinced this is just the beginning of something really big!

Respectfully submitted,

Ian Murtaugh

Trustee

Village of Croton-on-Hudson

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