A good program for going solar

To the editor:

I recently spent an interesting evening learning about the Solarize the Tri-Lakes campaign.

Adirondack North Country Association and the town of Franklin have combined forces to bring together folks who might have an interest in converting either their hot water or electric power from traditional energy sources to solar energy. They have put together a well-thought-out package, including a carefully selected solar expert who can work with individuals and answer questions. The idea is that, by applying as a Tri-Lakes group, costs can be reduced.

As it stands now, up-front state financing assistance and tax credits are available to anyone converting to solar. These programs can drastically reduce installation costs so that, along with reduced monthly bills, the whole system will pay for itself, according to Apex Solar expert John Charamella, within three to seven years, depending on whether it is installed to heat water or provide electricity. In addition, it will reduce one’s carbon footprint and help the environment.

Information is available on Facebook at “Solarize Trilakes” and at www.solarizetrilakes.com. This group is offering a great opportunity to learn all you could ever want to know about solar energy systems.

Caperton Tissot

Saranac Lake