Mooers solar farm nears completion; memberships available | News – Plattsburgh Press Republican

PERU — Libraries in Peru and Mooers are hosting events to explain how locals can save money with solar energy without buying and installing their own panels.

Solar Farms New York is installing solar panels on three adjoining farms in Mooers that will produce enough electricity for about 1,200 homes in the North Country, according to Nicole Graham, event coordinator.

Solomon Community Solar is marketing the solar farm memberships.

Solomon CEO Jeffrey Mayer explained in a press release that the farms sell their electricity to NYSEG, which will in turn put credits on customer bills. Customers will then pay Solar Farms New York for their electricity.

Customers are offered two plans: a “Rate Shield” that protects customers from higher utility costs, Mayer said, and a “Guaranteed Savings.”

“With ‘Guaranteed Savings,’ customers will pay only 95% of the face value of their credits,” Mayer said. “If they get a $100 credit from NYSEG for their solar electricity, they will pay us only $95.”

“Memberships are free, with no contracts — customers may cancel at any time with no penalty,” Graham said.

Those interested can bring copies of their electric bills to Peru Free Library at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, to sign up; another session is set for 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Mooers Free Library.

As Clean Energy Partners of Solar Farms New York, the libraries receive $100 for every customer who signs up for a solar membership and uses the proper promo code, Graham said.

Graham said construction of the Mooers farms is expected to be completed by January, at which time customers will start to receive credits from NYSEG on their bills.

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