Solar Project Completed

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Upstate Cerebral Palsy is excited to share its newest endeavor to not only become more environmentally conscious, but to reduce costs associated with our electricity usage, helping our sites run more efficiently with cleaner energy. Through our partnership with NYSERDA and Citizen Energy, a 1.4-Megawatt Solar Project has been successfully installed on 7 acres of land on our Barneveld Campus. NYSERDA, through the NY-Sun program, provided nearly $300,000 in support for the array, which is comprised of 3,600 number of panels. It will offset almost all of our agency’s annual electricity load, providing an estimated savings of more than $30,000 annually.

A ribbon cutting was recently held which officially announced this partnership to the community.  Executive Director, Geno DeCondo commented, “Over the past seven decades, Upstate Cerebral Palsy has established itself as a leader in providing innovative services for people in need. We are thrilled to partner with Citizens Energy and NYSERDA through the NY-Sun program. The newly constructed 7-acre solar farm will provide lower cost electricity to over 50 of our sites. The sites house or provide programs to thousands of people with developmental disabilities and the nearly 2000 staff that support them. With the help of our partners and consulting group, WMR Services LLC, we have been able to achieve cost savings to support our critical programs, and at the same time harness renewable energy that reduces emissions and our carbon footprint.”

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