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News of Otsego County

Solstice

County’s 2nd Solar Farm About To Power On

County’s 2nd Solar

Farm Powering On

By JENNIFER HILL • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Solar’s Scott Nyquist conducts a tour of the company’s about-to-open installation in the Town of Laurens in February 2019. (Jennifer Hill/AllOTSEGO.com)

LAURENS – Poised to open a solar farm in Laurens – Otsego County’s second – Solstice executives say the company wants to make sure that everyone around here can afford solar energy.

That includes “people who need the savings the most,” said Andrew Alayza, marketing director for the international solar-farm developer.

Four-hundred local families have already signed up for all the capacity the farm will produce, but Delaware River Solar (DRS), the solar farms’ developer, and Solstice are encouraging people to get on a waiting list for future projects.

Construction Begins Next Week on Laurens Solar Farm

Construction Begins Next Week

On New Laurens Solar Farm

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

LAURENS – With plans to bring solar energy to 400 households throughout Otsego and the surrounding counties, construction on the new 13-acre community solar farm on Pool Brook Road north of this village is slated to begin next week.

“Eighty percent of the population nationwide cannot install solar panels because of cost, their roof is to old or their roof doesn’t face the right way,” said Solstice spokesperson Andrew Alayza. “Community solar projects, in a centralized location, produce electricity on behalf of the subscribers, sends it to NYSEG, and the customer gets those credits on their electric bill.”

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