The city of Lockport and its partners officially launched the Solarize Lockport campaign on Thursday.

The campaign is part of the Solarize Buffalo Niagara initiative, which aims to make it easier and cheaper for residents and business owners to purchase solar energy systems.

“I think this is a great opportunity for us to educate the public about clean energy and the possibility of solar energy being something they may want to consider,” Mayor Anne McCaffrey said.

Lockport waived the $75 permit fee for solar array installations at the Common Council meeting this week. Solar Liberty was chosen as the official company for the city to work with.

Read the full article by the Lockport Union Sun & Journal here.