Story by Kathy Whyte

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The topic of discussion is solar energy at a weekend forum in Binghamton. The Green Sanctuary Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation is hosting the forum "Solar Energy Fast Forward" on Sunday. The event will take place from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in the Fireside Room at the congregation on Riverside Drive next to Lourdes hospital. Doctor Gay Canough of the New York Solar Energy Industries Association and ETM Solar Works of Endicott is the keynote speaker. Organizers say the costs of installing solar panels has gone down and new sources of financing and leasing will be discussed.