Tompkins Weekly 7-18-16
By Terry Carroll
Solar energy is rapidly growing across New York State, creating new opportunities for consumers who want to go green, save money and become energy independent.
There are many different paths to “going solar,” with several new models developing over just the past year. The first step to knowing how to harness the power of the sun is to learn what your options are and how they work.
The traditional solar ownership model is still the most popular. In this model, the consumer owns the solar panels and they are placed on their own property, either on the roof of a structure such as a house or garage, or they are mounted on poles and placed within a short distance of the house.