Construction underway on 16.4-MW New York community solar portfolio

EDF Renewables North America started construction of three community solar projects that will provide 16.4 MW of clean energy to National grid customers in downtown New York.

This marks the first phase of a 50 MW community solar project portfolio, comprising eight projects in Vernon, Verona, Oswegatchie, Frankfort and Rosendale.

National Grid customers who enroll in the community solar program are eligible for renewable energy with a guaranteed discount on standard electricity costs.

New York has set a goal of producing 100% zero-emission electricity by 2040 and reducing emissions by at least 85% below 1990 levels by 2050.

“EDF Renewables is excited to bring clean, renewable energy to New York and appreciates the collaboration of the communities in which we work to help us build community solar projects that support New York’s climate goals,” said Margaret Campbell, senior business development manager at EDF Renewables. . “As New York Government Kathy Hochul has expanded its distributed solar deployment targets from 6 GW to at least 10 GW by 2030, EDF Renewables is similarly expanding our efforts to support clean renewable distributed solar projects. to power New York.”

The Climate Act will change the way every New Yorker generates and uses electricity, the way they heat their homes, and how they commute to work and school.

News release from EDF Renewables North America

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