Solarize Warwick aims to boost clean energy

| 16 Jul 2015 | 02:31

— Solarize Warwick has just launched a five-month campaign to bring more solar energy to homeowners and businesses.

Sustainable Warwick is supporting this campaign with Solarize Hudson Valley, a three-year program initiated by Sustainable Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountainkeeper, part of the Renewable New York movement to expand clean energy now.

On July 8, three solar installers, members of Sustainable Warwick and Sustainable Hudson Valley and interested homeowners met at the home of Michael Helme to view his solar installation and hear about this special opportunity.

Melissa Everett, executive director of Sustainable Hudson Valley, described the program, which enables anyone who signs up for a solar installation between now and Nov. 15 to obtain a group discount.

Direct Energy Solar, New York State Solar Farm, and Solar City, companies selected by Solarize Hudson Valley as highly qualified, briefly described their services and answered questions.

Village of Warwick mayor Michael Newhard and Sustainable Warwick chair Geoff Howard also attended.

Those who sign up will be evaluated for solar potential and be able to discuss with installers the cost and best plan for them. Both leasing and purchasing are available, and some options involve no initial out-of-pocket costs.

Essential informationSolarize Warwick will hold more information sessions at Albert Wisner Library from 1-3 p.m. on these dates: July 21; Aug. 30; Oct. 24, and Sept. 13.

Solarize will also be at the Warwick Farmers’ market on July 12; Aug. 30; and Oct. 25 and at Applefest on Oct. 4.

See more information and sign up at A help line is also available for questions: 1-866-205-2999.