Friday, November 16, 2018

Oakdale to Go Solar

At the Common Council Economic Development Committee meeting last night, Alderman Rich Volo (Fourth Ward), who chairs the committee, announced that, as a consequence of the City of Hudson finally qualifying to be designated a Clean Energy Community, the City is soon to have $35,000 to invest in clean energy projects. The first of those projects will be the installation of nineteen solar panels on the roof of the picnic pavilion at Oakdale Lake.

The panels are expected to generate enough electricity to meet all of the needs of Oakdale and, sold back to the grid, some of the demands for electricity of the Youth Center at Third and Union streets.

Another project to be financed by the grant from NYSERDA will be a light bulb exchange, in which residents can exchange their stock of conventional light bulbs for energy efficient LED bulbs.


  1. Somethings still need to be resolved with led lighting, consider:

    There are major downsides to LEDs that are not fully appreciated. LED lighting may actually be one of the most important, non-native EMF radiation exposures you're exposed to on a daily basis.

    If you chose to ignore these new insights, it can have very serious long-term ramifications. It could lead to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is the leading cause of blindness in the United States and elsewhere.

  2. Local lighting expert Howard Brandston also has warned about LED lighting, as have many others. We should be careful.