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Workshops to be Held in Beacon to Assist Households & Small Businesses Access Solar Discounts

Published: 8/17/2015

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Colleen Pillus

Poughkeepsie…The Dutchess County Department of Planning & Development in conjunction with the Solarize Hudson Valley campaign, announced three free Solarize Beacon + educational workshops will be held to assist Dutchess County homeowners and small business owners with obtaining access to solar energy discounts. As part of the workshops, potential solar customers will have the opportunity to meet and interview pre-selected local installation firms and current solar users to learn about solar technology and financing options for their homes and businesses. As part of the program, tiered pricing will be offered for a fixed period—the more signups, the lower the cost for all participants.

Educational workshops will be offered on the following days:

  • Tuesday, August 18th from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Howland Public Library (313 Main Street, Beacon)
  • Wednesday, September 2nd from 7:00pm-8:30pm at the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries (199 Main Street, Beacon)

A Solar Thermal and Energy Efficiency Open House will be held on Saturday, September 12th from 3:00pm-5:00pm at 125 Catherine Street, Beacon.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said, “Dutchess County is proud to partner with the Solarize Hudson Valley campaign to take advantage of solar energy options throughout the county, allowing us to “Go Green” while reducing energy costs. These workshops will provide residents and business owners with the resources and tools necessary to make an informed and educated decision on solar energy options for their homes and businesses.”

Solarize Beacon + is part of Solarize Hudson Valley, a three-year, regional effort supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). For more information, visit: