The Town is working hard to make the process of adding solar to your home or business easier. DeWitt participated with Soalrize Syracuse—a grassroots solar movement—that offered residential and commercial applicants in the Towns of DeWitt, Manlius, and Onondaga and the City of Syracuse to combine and utilize the strength of “purchasing power” to purchase or lease solar systems. A total of 71—2 commercial and 69 residential—properties signed solar contracts by the deadline of October 30, 2014.
To make the permitting process easier, the Town adopted the New York State Unified Solar Permit in September of 2014. This form is designed to be universal across the state, simplistic, and easy to follow. Complete the fillable form on line, print it, sign in the appropriate locations, and bring into the Planning and Zoning Department with the appropriate fee. Fees are indicated on the form.
Town Hall Solar Array
In the Fall of 2011, the Town of DeWitt installed a 55 KW solar array to the roof of the DeWitt Town Hall. To date it has produced 118,606.45 kWh and avoided over 183,000 lbs of carbon dioxide. Click here to see the system production and savings.