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Local Expert on Auto Collision Repair

Tri County Collision

Tri-County Collision offers the most experienced automotive body work in the Greene, NY area. Since 1991, we have provided superior service to our customers and have kept them coming back. With over 100 years of combined experience, our commitment to excellence has earned us the reputation as the best automotive body work in the area.

  • From Rick Bongiorno Insurance

    How do I lower my auto insurance rate?

    Your insurance rate is based on different variables: your driving history, claim/loss history, age, vehicle, mileage driven, and credit score. Sometimes, the only option you have when you want to save money on insurance is to be requoted with another carrier who better suits your needs. Some companies give discounts for things such as: taking a defensive driver course, having good grades if you are a student, having multiple vehicles on a policy, having a homeowners policy and an auto policy with the same carrier, and more. Contact us to see where we can save you money!

  • From ETM Solar Works

    How do I get started?

    Simple! The first step is to get your kilowatt-hour usage for the year and fill out the Southern Tier Solar Works form on-line or at one of the workshops (or, yes, the phone works too!). Once you submit it to us, we will get in touch with you to check out your site.

  • From ETM Solar Works

    Can I heat with photovoltaic panels if I heat with electricity?

    Not the best application. Converting electricity to heating is an expensive way to use electricity. In some cases, you can use solar electricity to power a ground source heat pump or pellet stove. The best strategy to reduce your heating bill is weatherize (installing insulation, sealing up air leaks). There are incentives for that also, starting with a free energy audit.

  • From ETM Solar Works

    Can I run my whole house with solar panels?

    That depends on your annual energy load. Average households use between 5,000 and 10,000 kilowatt hours per year. A 5,000 watt system will cover an area of approximately 450 square feet (15 X 30). A 10,000 watt system will cover twice that. A 5,000 watt system in Binghamton, NY will produce approximately 5,601 kWh of energy per year under optimal conditions.

  • From ETM Solar Works

    Can I get a really big system to sell back more energy to the utility company?

    No. Most utility companies will only allow you a maximum amount of solar electricity that they will “net meter” or pay you for the excess energy you produce above and beyond your own usage. Also, in New York State in order to receive incentives to install your system you cannot exceed 110% of your historical kWh usage. If you plan to add a load, such as charging an electric vehicle, or expanding your home or building, you can get a larger system.