With $320,922 in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, The City of Binghamton has installed a 50 kilowatt solar photovoltaic system on a local water treatment plant. The system is the first on-site renewable energy generation system for the city and is expected to offset 23 tons of carbon dioxide a year while saving taxpayers $576,000 over its expected life of 25 years.
The system, which is composed of 18 arrays with a total of 204 photovoltaic modules was designed/built by the Kingston, New York based company EarthKind Solar.
To learn more about the project visit http://www.newschannel34.com/content/developingnews/story/Mayor-Ryan-Congressman-Hinchey-NYSERDA-and/2EAd0IH0okiJL2ySsiDFmA.cspx.
For more information on EarthKind solar visit http://www.earthkindsolar.com/.