Solarize Our Congregation, an environmental arm of The Hudson River Presbytery Green, is holding two informational sessions on installing solar energy in your home or non-profit business. The sessions will be held at two different locations in the Presbytery’s South region of Westchester and Rockland counties:
Post-Worship Info Session – Haverstraw Sunday, March 18th, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Haverstraw Central Presbyterian Church, 89 Hudson Avenue, Haverstraw, NY 10927
Afternoon Info Session – Yorktown Heights Sunday, March 18th, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown Heights, 2880 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
You can learn more about the programs here. Solarize Our Congregation is a unique initiative providing affordable, quality solar energy systems to homeowners and owners of commercial or nonprofit properties within the Hudson River Presbytery – SOUTH region (Westchester and Rockland counties). The proven Solarize model employs a group discount pricing structure, a pre-vetted and competitively selected solar installer, and community-based outreach and education to bring the benefits of solar energy to the community at a reduced cost. All contracts must be signed by June 1, 2018 to qualify.
There is a special link to a form you can submit if you would like to find out if your home or commercial or nonprofit property is right for solar, just click the blue button on this page that says “Get Started.”
Save money by taking advantage of a unique group buying opportunity in a community and New York State-supported program.
The Solarize program benefits include:
• Significant solar discounts.
• Lower monthly utility bills.
• Pre-selected, competitively chosen solar contractor.
Solarize Our Congregation is a unique initiative providing affordable, quality solar energy systems to homeowners and commercial property owners.
The proven Solarize model employs a group discount pricing structure, a pre-vetted and competitively selected solar installer, and community-based outreach and education to bring the benefits of solar energy to the community at a reduced cost.
Who can take advantage of this offer?
Presbyterian Church members, along with friends and family that own their own homes and small businesses.
Sign up today and take advantage of great Solarize discounts! Deadline to Enroll: June 4, 2018.
Visit www.solarizeourcongregation.org/ for more information.
Solar panels may not produce as much energy as traditional power sources, but you can’t point those other sources at the sun and get free electricity either. Solar panels aren’t dangerous; they can’t explode when you drop them and they can’t set your house on fire.
Solar panels still cost more than traditional energy. Because it takes many of them to produce a large amount of energy, large solar panel arrays can consume a lot of land area. Don’t expect a single solar panel to power a large device such as your air conditioning unit. When night falls and the sun vanishes, solar panels cannot provide electricity unless you have batteries or other storage devices that store the energy that the solar panels produce when the sun is visible. The solar power storage batteries contain lead and sulfuric acid, which are hazardous materials. Also, lead batteries can explode when they get wet. However, the safety concerns relating to these batteries are relatively minor.