The City of Binghamton is providing $200,000 in matching funds to homeowners and businesses for clean-energy upgrades to their properties under a new grant program.

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Homeowners can apply for up to $5,000 in funding while businesses and non-profits can apply for up to $25,000 for projects that could include installation of solar panels and hot water heaters, air heating systems, LED lighting or electric vehicle charging stations.  Officials say weatherproofing that increases energy efficiency can also be considered eligible.

Interested residents and businesses can visit the City’s website for information.

Mayor Richard David says the city itself is working to be more green with projects to include public electric vehicle charging stations and plans for City Hall to get a so-called “green roof” with plants growing on the roof, providing insulation.