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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Ryan Wallace of The Solar Home Factory & Lake Tunnel Solar Village

Lake Tunnel Solar Village is nearly full.

That was the news we learned this week, as Ryan Wallace and Lake Tunnel Solar Village announced that 19 of the 20 units inside the development had been sold. At the time, Wallace said he was confident that the last unit would be sold; and noted that if Lake Tunnel’s site along 5&20 in Geneva would have allowed 30 units, as originally planned – that goal would have been met. Wallace was in-studio this week discussing all things related to energy, homeownership, and even the proposed NYSEG/RG&E rate hikes, which mean a 5-20% bump in service fee if those entities have their way. A Public Hearing is scheduled in Rochester on Aug. 6th, where residents will have the opportunity to let the Public Service Commission know how they feel about it.

What’s next for Lake Tunnel Solar Village? The short answer is: A lot. Wallace says that the first people will move into Lake Tunnel by the end of summer – and reviews thus far by those woh are interested, or considering a move to the solar community have been outstanding.


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