Arista Power Inc. Wednesday said it has partnered with the Genesee County Economic Development Center to launch a community solar purchasing initiative called Solarize Genesee.
Solarize Genesee is a solar purchasing program that offers bulk pricing, a process from site assessment to installation and tax incentive form assistance, educational workshops and local workforce training. The program will be available to all Genesee County home and business owners, farmers, institutions, and municipalities on a first come, first serve basis for a limited time. Site assessments are complimentary.
The program is similar to one Rochester-based Arista is working on in Madison County.
“The Solarize program simplifies buying a solar system and uses bulk purchasing and cost efficiencies to offer solar purchasers an attractive return on investment,” said John Benetti, Arista’s project director, in a statement. “Our customers are realizing how effective solar energy generation works in New York and in many cases they are able to eliminate over 90 percent of their electric bill. With our solar community purchasing program, combined with tax incentives, our solar customers can have paybacks as low as just a couple of years, with several decades of ongoing benefit."
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