New York’s Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Aiming for Solar-Powered Campus
In Johnstown, New York, the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services is taking steps towards powering their campus with solar energy.
HFM BOCES is working with Dynamic Energy on the installation of solar panels through a Power Purchase Agreement which requires no money down from HFM BOCES. The project could begin as early as next year and it would include installing panels on campus building roofs and in a large field adjacent to the BOCES building.
HFM BOCES is waiting for approval from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA ) to have Dynamic Energy install panels which will be the primary source of power for the campus. Dr. Patrick Michel, HFM BOCES Superintendent, estimated the switch to solar would save HFM BOCES significant money over the next 20 years.