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Press Release: Supervisor Hoehmann to be Guest Speaker for NYSDEC Solar Field Webinar – March 10, 2016

For Immediate Release
March 10, 2016

Supervisor George Hoehmann to be Guest Speaker for NYSDEC Solar Field Webinar

(New City, NY) – Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann is honored to be the guest speaker for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Climate Smart Communities webinar titled Solar Power on Landfills: Case Studies and Lessons Learned. The webinar is scheduled for March 10, 2016, 10:30am – 12pm.

In 2014, a groundbreaking, large-scale solar field proposed by Supervisor Hoehmann was opened on the Town’s closed landfill in West Nyack. The 13-acre site now contains over 8,000 solar panels creating renewable energy that will result in a long-term savings of over $4,000,000 to the taxpayers of Clarkstown.

Supervisor Hoehmann will provide an overview of the special considerations involved when installing solar power on a landfill, the process and the lessons learned.

“I’m proud that Clarkstown is a leader in municipalities’ use of solar power and am honored to share the process and success of creating the first large scale solar field on a landfill in the state of New York,” said Supervisor Hoehmann. The benefits are many and go far beyond environmental, to include predictability and long-term prolonged savings.”

Residents interested in participating can email the Office of Climate Change at or call 518-402-8448.

To join the webinar on Mar. 10, follow these steps:

First join the online meeting by clicking this link:
Enter your name and email address.
Enter the meeting password: NYSDEC1
Click “Join“.
Click “Call Me” in the onscreen “Audio Connection” box and enter your phone number to join the audio portion through your telephone (instead of receiving the audio via your computer speakers). Alternatively, call 1-844-633-8697 and enter the meeting ID: 643 209 880, followed by your Attendee ID (which will be displayed on your computer screen in the “Meeting Info” tab). The attendee ID is recommended but not required.