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Owens Corning to go solar

Array of 9,000 panels to provide 6 percent of plant’s energy

— According to town officials, about 50 percent of the project will be paid for through a NYSERDA grant.

“This project demonstrates how the New York Sun initiative is providing the support needed to expand solar power across the state, thereby reducing business costs, stimulating economic activity and protecting the environment,” said NYSERDA President and CEO Francis Murray in a statement.

After the system is built, it will remain under Constellation ownership, according to conditions established in the power purchase agreement.

“We think this is a great thing for the community and our employees,” said Becker.

The Delmar plant is the first Owens Corning site to install such a system. Becker said there are no plans for that system to grow, but that could change as technology improves.

“We’re all just very excited to start with the current project,” he said.

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