Local non-profit to receive solar panels

By Matt Porter

May 21, 2014 Updated May 21, 2014 at 7:15 PM EDT

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A local non-profit is looking to be more efficient in order to help better fund its programs and services.

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County announced the installation of 7,000 square feet of solar panels on its roof.

The equipment is part of a power purchase agreement where, in exchange for the free installation of solar panels, the organization will pay the contractor a lower rate for electricity generated by the new system.

"Cornell Cooperative Extension here in Broome County is the second in the CCE Association to take part in the purchase price agreement, utilizing NYSERDAs incentives, tax credits, and private investments," said Margaret Scarinzi, Director of the Broome County Office of Energy Development.

The non-profit is expected to save between 10 and 20 percent on its annual energy bill.

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