Congressman Tom Reed visited with students and staff at Candor Central School District and Renovus Solar this week to speak about their recent solar project. The 8-acre project includes 3300 solar modules and is projected to save 100% of the school district’s annual energy consumption, an over $3 million savings for tax payers over the life of the panels.
“I care about securing America’s energy independence for future generations and remain committed to an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy policy.” Reed further stated, “With the passage of our alternative and renewable tax credit legislation, this project and others like it will continue to develop in our back yard and across the country bringing relief to local property taxpayers and creating good paying jobs.”
Reed was the original sponsor of the Technologies for Energy Security Act, which make tax credits available for investments in advanced energy technologies, such as fiber-optic solar, fuel cells, geothermal, and small wind. Reed was also a leading advocate for the historic extension of solar tax credits in the 2015 PATH Act.
“Rep. Reed has been a consistent champion of solar energy for years, fully realizing the benefits – from jobs to investment dollars – that come from expanded consumer access,” said Christopher Mansour, Vice President of Federal Affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association. “His support has helped cement New York’s status as a leading solar state and we look forward to seeing that growth continue under his leadership.”