Erie County plans solar arrays for Alden, Angola

Jan 28, 2016
Erie County wants SolarCity and another developer to build two of the biggest solar arrays in the Buffalo Niagara region on vacant county-owned land near the Alden Correctional Facility and near the county’s wastewater-treatment plant in Angola.

Erie County lawmakers considering multi-million-dollar solar savings plan

Jan 28, 2016
Erie County lawmakers are considering a plan that would see two developers construct solar arrays that could create enough electricity to reportedly save the county an estimated $9.5 million over 20 years.

Feedback: Lewis County To Save $3.3M By Going Solar

Jan 21, 2016
The cornfield behind the Lewis County Public Safety Building will soon be filled with solar panels. With the stroke of a pen, the county has a 20-year agreement with a solar company called Greenskies. "It's kind of a no brainer as we've come to understand the economics of it. It really will lower our energy costs for a long time," said Liz Swearingin, county manager.

The Conservative Case for Solar Subsidies

Jan 21, 2016
TO many skeptics, particularly on the right, the spectacular failure of the solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra in 2011, after receiving a $535 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy, demonstrated the industry’s shaky future and the danger of government efforts to subsidize it to success.

Lewis County reaches final agreement on solar project

Jan 19, 2016
LOWVILLE — Lewis County has reached a final agreement on a solar project expected to offer the county and its municipal hospital significant cost savings over the next few decades.