New solar in Bethel

Capped landfill to transform into community solar site

Posted 6/2/21

WHITE LAKE, NY — At its May 26 town board meeting, the Town of Bethel launched a Community Solar Campaign in partnership with Source Power and BQ Energy. Presentations were made by Alicia Scott …

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New solar in Bethel

Capped landfill to transform into community solar site

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WHITE LAKE, NY — At its May 26 town board meeting, the Town of Bethel launched a Community Solar Campaign in partnership with Source Power and BQ Energy. Presentations were made by Alicia Scott of BQ Energy, the solar installer, and virtually by Tony Napoletano, of Source Power.

The campaign will offer residents and businesses in Bethel first and, later, anywhere in NYSEG territory, the ability to subscribe to 100 percent renewable energy at a 10 percent discount from utility pricing. Ground-breaking for the 2.7-megawatt solar installation, located on the Town of Bethel’s capped landfill at 608 Old White Lake Tpke., is scheduled to begin in the coming weeks.

“The campaign will offer residents and businesses 100 percent renewable energy, even if their properties are not appropriate for roof-top solar, by participating in the shared solar installation,” Sustainable Bethel’s Co-chair Karen London said. “And it advances the town’s and Sustainable Bethel’s efforts to increase our community’s sustainability and lower our collective carbon footprint.”

“The local government will go 100 percent renewable energy for its municipal electricity needs and, at the same time, receive more than $26,000 a year in lease payments for otherwise undevelopable town-owned property,” supervisor Daniel Sturm said.

Residents can sign up at www.bethel.sourcepowerco.com or can call to make inquiries or subscribe by phone at 888/887-5711.

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