East Hampton Energy Efficiency Program Coming

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“One-stop shopping” for free or discounted energy efficiency and solar energy projects will be available to East Hampton home and business owners through Energize East Hampton, a joint initiative with Long Island Green Homes, South Fork Peak Savers, Renewable Energy Long Island, and others, which will be launched on May 12.

The program has three components: Solarize East Hampton, LI Green Homes and South Fork Peak Savers. Solarize East Hampton is a program that will make investing in solar power easier and more affordable for local home owners and businesses through bulk purchasing. Long Island Green Homes provides free home energy assessments and assistance with efficiency upgrades. South Fork Peak Savers offers free smart thermostats, pool pump rebates, and free commercial lighting efficiency upgrades.

The initiative will be launched with an informational booth at the East Hampton Village Street Fair which will take place on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Newtown Lane, where visitors can learn all about the options.

Residents and business owners who sign up for solar installations by October 2018 through Solarize East Hampton will be able to take advantage of group rates below market prices by using a designated solar installer that has undergone a thorough pre-qualification process. The more customers sign up, the lower the price will be for everyone.

“Thanks to state assistance, we will now be able to offer solar installations below market prices to East Hampton home and business owners, along with other energy savings programs,” said East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc. “The Energize East Hampton initiative will help our community to save energy and money and is another important step in reaching our 100-percent renewable energy goals.”

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