Hempstead Uses Solar To Cut Energy Bill At Building By 75 Percent

HEMPSTEAD, NY (WCBS 880) – One town on Long Island has a taken a big leap into the green movement.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall On The Story

In Point Lookout, there are two rows of solar panels that are providing 75 percent of the power to the conservation and waterways building for the town of Hempstead.

“This is 60 kilowatts of energy that will be created and it really is just one more step in our complete conversion of our government operations into clean energy,” Hempstead town supervisor Kate Murray told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall.

Murray calls it a solar “field of dreams” and the taxpayers did not have to pay a dime to construct the panels. It was paid for by a federal energy grant.

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One Comment

  1. NYCBOY says:

    Nick – they didn’t clear conserved land – it’s for the CONSERVATION BUILDING.
    Honestly – all of the comments here are crazy. SOLAR WORKS. IT CUTS COSTS. IT DOESN’T POLLUTE. Even though it is constantly proven people like Nick and Atlanta Owner just complain. It makes no sense.

    1. josh sucks says:


    2. DanTe says:

      You’re so right. That’s why the picture shows a lot of raw gravel where there was once trees. Oh wait, they paved it for that Conservation Building of yours.

  2. Atlanta Owner says:

    It’s great that folks are looking at alternative energy methods (which I do support), but just FYI… money that comes from Federal grants are still coming from taxpayers (where does Federal grant money come from to begin with?). Um…..

  3. Nick says:

    So how much of the “conserved” land did they clear cut to place the solar panels?

    1. true NYC says:

      who cares those panels are saving a lot more than they cut down. is the cleanest energy out there.

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