Uniondale - (WALK) An infusion of cash from New York State will recharge a popular, solar power rebate program for local home owners, according to Long Island Power Authority officials.
LIPA's solar rebate program was suspended on August 30, when its budget ran down, but $5 million from the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency will enable the utility to resume taking applications beginning Monday, September 23 and support the program through December, according to a LIPA spokesman.
The LIPA rebate program typically covers between 1/3 and 1/2 of the cost of a home solar power system; systems may cost as much as $48,000, according to authorities. As many as 6,600 residential customers have installed solar roof panels, according to LIPA.
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