Ceremony to offically turn on our new solar panels at Village Hall

(November 2007)

At noon, on November 18th, the Village of Montebello became the first municipality in Rockland to power its Village Hall with photovoltaic power. This new 6200 watt system will generate about 35% of the building's electrical supply needs. 80% of the cost of this system was paid with state grants.

With a new electric meter installed, the switch to turn on the system was thrown by Montebello residents Erin, Bryn and Grace Weidel. James Albert, of ISI Solar, provided an explanation to the assembled residents about how the system works. A new meter will make it possible to follow how much energy is generated by the panels.