Solarize Campaign to Generate Savings for WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable Members, Employees

Modified: September 11, 2017 3:10pm

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The WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable, a network of companies committed to developing and implementing sustainability goals that will create a more environmentally and economically resilient region, has announced the kickoff of a “Solarize Campaign” for their member organizations and the employees of those businesses. Through November 30, 2017 the group-purchasing campaign will provide cost savings of between 15 – 20% on commercial solar energy installations for the WNYSBR’s 75 organizations and any of their employees who are interested in residential installations.

“The Solarize Campaign is a great idea and will help companies and their employees save money on the installation of cost-saving solar energy solutions for their businesses and homes,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “As a member of the WNYSBR, Erie County employees will also be able to join in the campaign and take advantage of these savings. Businesses realize that sustainable, renewable energy helps their bottom line and they are using their collective power to not only improve their own energy portfolios but to help their employees do the same.”

The WNYSBR used a NYSERDA-guided RFP process to select two solar installers for the campaign: Montante for commercial installations and CIR for residential installations. The official announcement for the Solarize Campaign will be made at the WNYSBR’s meeting tomorrow, Tuesday September 12 at 9:00 AM on the 5th floor of the UB CTRC at 875 Ellicott Street in Buffalo as part of their “It’s Electric” forum. This forum will explore state and local policies and initiatives for electricity that inspire innovation and impact sustainable businesses in Western NY. NYS Lt Governor Kathy Hochul will speak about state leadership and vision for our energy future including the NY Reforming Energy Vision (“REV”) program at the forum.

Erie County employees will have an opportunity to learn about the Solarize Campaign and their options to participate on Friday, September 15 at a “Lunch and Learn” event at the Central Library. Following a welcome from Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, CIR will provide lunch and give a presentation to county employees.

For more information:

On the “It’s Electric” forum, click here

On the WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable, visit