Last Monday night, the Village Board of Trustees of Croton-on-Hudson authorized the Village Manager to execute a contract with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for a grant for the installation of solar panels atop the Washington Engine Company firehouse. The WEC solar array will help avoid the emission of approximately 15 metric tons of CO2 per year and save the Village some $3,600 annually.
A Request For Proposals (RFP) has been circulated with responses expected in April. This puts us on track to have construction begin over the summer with completion possible by the close of the year.
Our Village was awarded this grant as part of NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Communities program. We were eligible for this funding thanks to our previous achievements in promoting renewable energy and climate smart policies.
Once again, the dedicated citizens of our Sustainability Committee, led by Chairman Lindsay Audin, have delivered an important achievement for our Village and the planet.
Brian Pugh, Mayor.