Ambitious goal to solarize Rochester

ROCSPOT, a community-based organization, is leading the charge to help solarize Rochester..JPG

Rochester, N.Y. - A renewable energy campaign with an ambitious goal: Producing as much solar power energy as Ginna Nuclear Power Plant by the year 2025.

Area leaders are pushing for neighbors and businesses to make the transition to solar power.

Leading the charge is ROCSPOT, a community-based organization that receives funding from New York State.

It does everything from helping people through the installation process to walking them through the benefits of solar power for the envirnoment and their wallets.

"It's been great seeing other people engaging with their own energy source," said Dr. Susan Spencer, ROCSPOT's founder. "And switching over to LED lights, and maybe turning off lights in rooms a little bit more and starting to reduce what their consumption is."

Residents and businesses who sign up between now and September 15, 2016 will be able to take advantage of group rates below market prices. The average discount for homeowners is 20% off of the average Monroe County installation price.

ROCSPOT says Solar Assemblies will be held on the second Saturday of April, May, June, and September in the Kate Gleason auditorium at the Central Library. The first Assembly for Brighton will be April 3rd at the Brighton Town Hall and others will follow on first Sundays until September. More events will be scheduled throughout the program.

The Solarize the Flower City campaign is supported by the NYS Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) under Governor Andrew Cuomo's NY-Sun initiative as well as the City of Rochester, through the New York Power Authority (NYPA) Five Cities Energy Plan program.

For more information on ROCSPOT and the effort to solarizing campaign, click here.

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