MUNICIPAL BENEFITS OF SOLAR
Currently, New York State ranks 3rd in the country for solar jobs, which tend to be local 'boots on the roofs' jobs. Public entities are in a unique position to embrace a leadership role that can remove the barriers to solar adoption, encourage local solar jobs and potentially reduce energy bills on municipal property. Buildings such as town halls, police and fire stations, and schools typically have unused roof space which can be leveraged to deploy solar energy solutions. Additionally, unused town land or capped landfills can also be good candidates for solar energy installations.
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