Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes subscribes to Astral Power community solar project


Some of the Astral Power Team at one of the local New York solar farms that Astral Power partners with.

Astral Power announced a new community partnership with the Cancer Resource Center (CRC) of the Finger Lakes, where Astral Power will help supply local, clean and renewable energy to this local organization dedicated to create and sustain a community of support for people affected by cancer. CRC is subscribing to 8.5 kW of community solar managed by Astral Power.

“We are proud to be able to support the CRC’s mission, as it is very honorable one. Cancer is a deeply impactful disease not only for the individual affected, but also their family and friends,” says Thom Smith, president at Astral Power. “Partnering with CRC will help stretch and increase donation dollars to help provide the resources and comfort that these individuals need.”

Community solar allows anyone — from homeowners or renters to non-profit organizations — in the utility’s service area to subscribe to a share of the farm and receive energy credits that reduce their electric bill. Because there is no fee to enroll and no long-term contract, subscribers can take advantage of the program with no risk. Astral Power currently provides access to multiple solar farms in the New York state, with each farm able to produce power for more than 300 households.

“We are thrilled that community members have responded by coming on board with solar to make our environment cleaner, while at the same time helping CRC continue to provide support services free of charge so that no one faces cancer alone. It’s been easy to enroll and Astral Power has been great to work with. We look forward to a strong ongoing partnership,” said Marilee Murphy, CRC executive director.

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