Community Solar: Giving New Yorkers the Power to Thrive

Fifty years ago, in the midst of the energy crisis, Halfmoon converted its town hall to solar energy and generated all the electricity needed to power the building. The nation’s first solar-operated commercial building received national attention, earning Halfmoon the nickname “Solar Town, USA.” Although energy costs dropped in the 1980s and the town hall was reverted to conventional energy—Halfmoon’s ... Read More »

Texas Solar Industry Provides Rewarding Jobs for Veterans

Texas is home to the second highest veteran population in the U.S., accounting for 13 percent of the 22 million American veterans. Having undergone intense training to serve their country under harsh conditions, veterans have developed a range of skills from leadership and perseverance to systematic planning and excelling under extreme pressure. Still, many veterans have difficulty finding meaningful work ... Read More »

Renters in NYC Can Live Green, Save Green

In New York City, nearly 70 percent of residents rent their homes. That’s twice the national average. While cost is a key factor for city dwellers who opt to rent over purchasing a home in the Big Apple, other considerations such as lifestyle and flexibility also play a role. For example, a young professional might have his or her heart ... Read More »

How Can Upstate New Yorkers Benefit from Community Solar?

While Halfmoon is named after its bow-shaped piece of land resembling a crescent moon, the town is gaining praise for embracing the sun. Dubbed “Solar Town, USA” in the late 1970s for being the first community to install solar panels on its town hall, the nickname began to fade several years later when energy costs dropped and the hall was ... Read More »

Community Solar: Should You Buy, Lease or Subscribe?

Maybe your neighbor’s 40-foot maple tree casts shade on your rooftop. Or perhaps you’re reluctant to cover your aging roof in solar panels, making future repairs difficult and costly. Whatever the reason that on-site solar isn’t feasible for your property, community solar offers an alternate solution. Community or “roofless” solar allows businesses and residents to share the clean energy from a ... Read More »