U.S. Light Energy, a New York solar energy firm specializing within the growth of solar electrical and community solar methods, celebrated the completion of the 7-MW Sugar Hill Solar Farm. Local officers, project companions and U.S. Light Energy participated in a ribbon-cutting and community tour of the primary community solar farm in Clifton Park, New York.
The project, positioned on 40 acres of land on the Sugar-Hill Farm, was developed by U.S. Light Energy. Standard Solar will personal and function the community solar farm.
The ground-mounted solar project has practically 20,000 solar modules and is predicted to provide greater than 8.6 million kWh of unpolluted energy yearly.
“Starting today, Clifton Park residents can make the switch to clean, renewable energy,” stated Mark Richardson, president and CEO of U.S. Light Energy. “We’re delighted to begin operations at the Sugar Hill Solar Farm with the strong support of the community, elected leaders and solar partners.”
As a participant in New York’s community solar program, electrical energy generated at Sugar Hill Solar Farm will be provided to prospects wherever in National Grid’s current distribution system, with out the necessity for rooftop solar panels. Subscribers usually save 10 % on their electrical energy payments. Residential and industrial properties in Clifton Park can have 30 days to subscribe earlier than the solar energy generated by the farm is opened to most people.
“The Sugar Hill Solar Farm showcases the incredible potential of community solar,” stated Scott Wiater, President and CEO of Standard Solar. “We’re honored to partner with U.S. Light Energy and the state of New York to bring this project to life and expand our solar portfolio in New York.”
The solar farm is constructed on beforehand underutilized property and acquired greater than $1.6 million in funding from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s NY-Sun initiative, which is run by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). NY-Sun is a $1 billion initiative to advance the scale-up of solar and transfer the state nearer to having a sustainable, self-sufficient solar business. Since 2011, solar in New York state has elevated greater than 1,500% and leveraged practically $3.5 billion in personal investments.
“As the first community solar farm in Clifton Park, the Sugar Hill Solar Farm will help to advance usage of clean and renewable energy,” stated Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh. “The farm has preserved 40 acres of land that had been underutilized and will connect consumers to a new type of sustainable energy. I applaud Sugar Hill Farm for working with U.S. Light Energy in order to help develop this important project in Saratoga County.”
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