Solar, Sourcing Renewables - May 27, 2020
New York completes two community solar projects
Commercial businesses and residents in the New York towns of Johnstown and Caledonia will soon have access to clean energy through two community solar projects that were just recently completed.
C2 Energy Capital announced May 27 that the two community solar projects that they were installing in the two towns, totaling 5.5 MW of clean energy capacity, have been completed. The two projects were constructed as part of New York’s Community Distributed Generation program and are expected to offset 5,060 tons of carbon annually.
“C2 Energy Capital is proud to announce that these community solar projects are contributing to the state-wide initiative of 6 gigawatts of distributed solar by 2025,” Candice Michalowicz, co-founder and managing member of C2 Energy Capital, said in a statement. “We commend New York State and NYSERDA for the national leadership role they’ve taken to help mitigate climate change.”
Residents and businesses will have the opportunity to subscribe to the community solar projects and subscribers will have a portion of the system’s production allocated to their electric account and receive monthly discounts on their electricity bills.
The projects received funding from NYSERDA through NY-Sun, Gov. Cuomo’s initiative to increase solar energy production in the state. New York State has previously set a goal in its Green New Deal to source 70% of the state’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030 and install 6,000 MW of distributed solar by 2025.