Rick Olver: Community Solar Array Coming to Croton

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On Monday the Board of Trustees approved an agreement with solar power developer Ecogy Energy to install a 250 kilowatt solar power system on the roof of the Department of Public Works building on Route 129. Ecogy will lease the space on the DPW roof and will be responsible for the installation and operation of the system.
We will benefit from: roof repairs to the DPW building; discounted power to Croton residents; and cash payments to the Village of more than $700,000 over the Lease Term of 25 years. And all at no cost to the Village!
This spring the Sustainability Committee, led by Lindsay Audin, worked with Village staff to issue a Request for Proposals and reviewed the responses.  Ecogy’s proposal was recommended to the Board as providing the greatest value to the Village.

The Sustainability Committee has developed several wonderful projects in the last year – just a few months ago, the Village installed an electric vehicle charging station at the municipal building, thanks to the Committee.  We should all be proud of the work of this volunteer committee in helping us make tangible environmental progress in our community. I look forward to seeing what they will do next!

Rick Olver
Croton Village Trustee
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