Central Hudson Reaches Major Solar Milestone

(Poughkeepsie, NY) -- Solar installations in Central Hudson's service area are reaching a major milestone this summer. Officials with the power company say the service capacity now exceeds 100 megawatts, which equates to supplying the average electricity use of up to 16-thousand homes, with the potential to reduce carbon emissions by 38-thousand tons. 

Central Hudson’s President and CEO Charles Freni says, “Along with installations taking place at homes and businesses throughout our region, there is growing interest in the development of community solar projects known as Community Distributed Generation, or CDG.”

Officials say customers unable to install their own systems can purchase electricity through the locally sited facilities and save money on their Central Hudson bills,

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