Columbia County Chamber of Commerce to Take Part in Community Solar NY Program
To Support Growth of Photovoltaic Investment Under NY-Sun

Solarize Program Offers Limited-Time Discounts to Local Residents;  Check our website the week of April 4 for more details

Columbia County Chamber of Commerce will take part in Community Solar NY, a program that will make investing in solar power easier and more affordable for local residents and businesses.

Community Solar NY makes implementing solar easier and more affordable by supporting locally-organized community outreach aimed at getting a critical mass of area homes and businesses to install solar and obtain competitive pricing, thereby lowering the cost. Historically, Solarize campaigns lower the cost of solar 10 to 20 percent.

Solarize Columbia County will be selecting designated solar installers using a thorough pre-qualification process. Residents and businesses who sign up for solar installations by September 15 will be able to take advantage of group rates below market prices. The more customers who sign up, the lower the price will be for everyone.

“The Chamber is pleased to participate in this green initiative that will save money for the residents and businesses of Columbia County” said David B. Colby, President & CEO of the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce

Solarize Columbia County is supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s NY-Sun initiative. NY-Sun will invest up to $1 billion in solar power through 2023 to significantly expand solar installations across the State, ultimately transforming New York’s solar industry to become self-sustaining.

More information about Solarize Columbia County can be found by contacting Columbia County Chamber of Commerce at 518-828-4417 or  

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About Columbia County Chamber of Commerce:  The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, with its 850 members, is the leading voice of business in Columbia County, providing advocacy, promotional and benefit solutions for its members. Those seeking more information concerning the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and membership can contact the Chamber at (518) 828-4417 or visit the website at