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On February 5th, 2011 The Town of Somers was treated to an Energy Expo produced by the Somers Energy Advisory Panel. Although the weather held the attendance down, it was both a financial and community success. We introduced in a low key way the Energize Somers program and obtained 15 applications by interested homeowners.
The Somers School District was awarded a $275k grant to install a 50kW Solar PV system on the Town’s high school. We have engaged an engineering firm and worked with them to design a solar system in accordance with New York State Education Department (SED) architectural criteria. A complete submission to SED was submitted in February for approval. The firm Malcolm Pirnie have been engage by NYSERDA to oversee the grant award and we are working with their project manager to meet the required project milestones. As of this report, the approval from SED is expected by May 1st. An RFP will be circulated in May with a vendor award by early June. Construction of the solar array is expected to begin in July and be completed by mid-August.
The Town of Somers received a NYSERDA grant for $352,260 to include retrofitting interior and exterior lighting and adding lighting controls in 4 existing public schools owned and operated by the Somers Central School District. Completion of the project is expected by mid-July.