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#SolarIncentives New York Fire Department Sees Major Returns From Solar Panels - GetSolar.com

#SolarIncentives New York Fire Department Sees Major Returns From Solar Panels - GetSolar.com

New York Fire Department Sees Major Returns From Solar Panels Friday, September 30th 2011 12:35 PM By GetSolar Staff. Northwestern New York, on the banks of Lake Erie, is best known for two things: Buffalo wings and cloudy, snowy winters. In the grip of the "Lake Effect," the region can go for weeks without a break in the cloud cover or the wind. Yet, when the Bellevue Fire District No. 9 in the Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga looked into ways to reduce its utility bills, it was not wind turbines that the fire department eventually settled on. Fire Chief reports that, with annual electricity bills in excess of $30,000, Fire Commissioner Jamie Casucci began to look into cost-cutting measures immediately upon achieving his position in early 2010. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that New York residents suffer from the third-highest electricity rates in the co...

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