New York State installs 2.3MW community solar array

The facility is already operational and benefitting 373 households and a local church

By Jonny Bairstow

New York State has installed a 2.3MW community solar array.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo says the project in Tompkins County’s town of Enfield has been completed and is fully operational.

A total of 373 households, as well as a local church, are benefitting from the array, which supports the state’s target for half of all electricity consumed to come from renewable energy sources by 2030.

The solar array is made up of 6,804 solar panels spread over 13 acres and is expected to reduce greenhouse gases by around 1,430 tonnes each year.

Through the scheme, energy is still delivered through households’ regular electric provider while the power produced from the community solar array is fed back into the electric grid.

Governor Cuomo said: “Clean, renewable energy is critical to combatting climate change and protecting our environment for current and future generations of New Yorkers,

“With the addition of this community solar project, we are continuing our commitment to a green future and to a more resilient, affordable energy grid.”

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