Senator Fuschillo & Lipa Team Up To Deliver $250,000 To Help Wantagh School District Reduce Energy Costs Using Solar Technology

Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

April 11, 2008

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (left) and LIPA Chairman Kevin Law (right) present a check to Wantagh Superintendent Dr. Carl Bonuso and Martin Abrams, Director of Schools, Facilities, and Operations for the Wantagh School District, for solar technology at Wantagh Middle School. Senator Fuschillo and LIPA each secured $125,000 for the project.

     State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently announced that he secured $125,000 in state funding to help lower energy costs for the Wantagh School District. The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) will also be providing $125,000 in matching funds, bringing a combined total of $250,000 to the Wantagh School District.

     The state funding secured by Senator Fuschillo will be used to install solar energy technology at Wantagh Middle School. LIPA will provide the district with a rebate in accordance with its Solar Pioneer Program, along with a 20kW solar photovoltaic system and educational materials on the photovoltaic system and technology for use in the Middle School. Since solar power is a clean, renewable energy source, it will provide power for the school without the need for oil.
     “Skyrocketing energy prices are forcing the Wantagh School District to spend more money to heat and power their buildings. By using solar energy, which is a clean and renewable energy source, the Wantagh School District will be able to reduce its energy costs and save money for Wantagh taxpayers,” said Senator Fuschillo.

     “LIPA is proud to be working with Senator Fuschillo, one of the state’s leading proponents for energy conservation,” said LIPA President and CEO Kevin S. Law. “LIPA remains committed to working with government officials and schools to relay the vital message of clean and efficient energy.”

     “The Wantagh School District greatly appreciates the efforts of Senator Fuschillo and LIPA in securing this funding for new solar technology. Constantly rising energy prices are putting a strain on our budgets. Renewable energy sources will help save taxpayers money by reducing the amount of money we need to spend on energy expenses,” said Dr. Carl Bonuso, Superintendent of the Wantagh School District. TO SEND AN EMAIL TO SENATOR FUSCHILLO, PLEASE CLICK HERE.