Solar Workshops in Broome and Tioga Counties

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Binghamton, NY – The Southern Tier is going solar!  Southern Tier Solar Works (STSW) is a community-led initiative to bring solar energy to homes and businesses in our region, starting with Broome and Tioga Counties. STSW’s first solar initiative is a volume purchasing program that uses state and federal tax credits and incentives to reduce the costs of going solar.
After attending a workshop, those interested can sign up for a free solar site assessment, the first step in the process. Those wishing to take advantage of the volume purchase incentive must sign up to participate before the enrollment deadline of May 20th, 2014. The more people who sign up, the lower the price for everyone, so be sure to encourage your friends and neighbors who own homes or small businesses to participate! Experience in other locations indicates that these rounds fill up quickly. Installations are planned to begin this month, and to be completed before Thanksgiving. Registration for Southern Tier Solar Works is now open at

Southern Tier Solar Works provides energy savings that are fixed, predictable, and long-term, as well providing installation options that require no upfront costs. Financing is available through NYSERDA’s Green Jobs Green New York Program and through a variety of banks and credit unions.

STSW is collaborative pilot program of the Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition, the Susquehanna group of the Sierra Club, Catskill Mountainkeeper and the Natural Resource Defense Council, is a time-limited initiative designed to help people “go solar” via a streamlined process and group discount. For this first ever program in our area, STSW has partnered with ETM Solar, a NABCEP certified solar installer in Broome and Tioga with 26 years of experience. Our growing list of area co-sponsors include Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County, The Kopernik Observatory and Science Center, and Revitalize Tioga.
Register by phone (607-873-9220) or on the Southern Tier Solar Works website ( .
Workshop Dates:

Wednesday, April 23, 7-9 p.m., Park Terrace United Methodist Church, 30 Glann Road, Apalachin
Thursday, May 1, 7-9 p.m., Cornell Cooperative Extension 840 Upper Front Street, Binghamton (Focus on Solar Finance)
Wednesday, May 7, 7-9 p.m. , Meeting Room,  Vestal Public Library, 320 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal
Wednesday, May 14,  7-9 p.m,  J. Ralph Ingalls School, 35 Church Street, Maine