Interfaith alliance partners with Abundant Energy on Rochester community solar projects

The Rochester Area Interfaith Climate Action (RAICA) group has partnered with Abundant Energy, supported by Ampion, to facilitate community solar programs throughout greater Rochester. In addition to accelerating the region’s transition to sustainability, the partnership will lower electric costs for local residents, businesses and houses of worship.

RAICA’s mission is to bring climate solutions to Rochester through the lens of a moral and spiritual call to action. Now, through a partnership with Abundant Energy, RAICA is introducing community solar to its network. Community solar allows customers to receive credits from local solar farms that offset the their RG&E bills. It can result as in as much as a 10% savings on their energy spend.

“As a group seeking to create a meaningful response to climate change, we are delighted to help our religious communities lower their electricity costs while advancing New York’s clean energy goals,” said Jackie Ebner, co-campaign leader of RAICA. “Community solar is the perfect solution for those of us who couldn’t otherwise participate in rooftop solar.”

Ampion is a management company that provides providing billing and payment services, as well as an interactive user portal, on Abundant Energy’s behalf.

“Over 20 houses of worship have signed up, and we’re looking forward to expanding our impact,” said Nate Owen, Ampion’s CEO. “The best part is that these projects are already running and ready to go. This option is clean, local and affordable, and we’re excited to work with RAICA to help spread this offering.”

Subscriptions are limited. RG&E customers can reserve their spot by visiting www.raica.net/communnity-solar-campaign.

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