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Three Town of Floyd buildings now solar powered

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Three Town of Floyd buildings are now benefiting from electricity generated by solar panels.

The town's municipal building and the highway and sanitation departments are now receiving the solar power, but taxpayers will soon see reduced costs.

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi says the town came to him with a solid game plan and it was a no-brainer. Grants paid for 98 to 99 percent of the project, which made the system even more attractive to the town supervisor.

"It means significant savings," said Willard Streuff, Floyd town supervisor. "Ten thousand dollars a year... in a small town like Floyd, 10,000 means a lot. Not only is it a green energy project, it's saving we can use."

According to Brindisi, the solar lighting is an example that can be replicated on other town and city buildings, as it not only produces electricity, but saves taxpayers' money.

The town also received assistance from NYSERDA and the Northern Oneida County Council of Governments.

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