Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Adopts Community Solar - Diversified Communications

Solar, Sourcing Renewables  -  May 22, 2023

Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Adopts Community Solar

The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority in New York announced more than 1,300 housing units are now subscribed to the Amherst solar farm.  

The 6.4 MW solar farm, constructed by Catalyze, will produce the entirety of its clean energy for the Housing Authority, which serves low-to-moderate-income residential customers. The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority was enrolled by Ampion, a community solar subscription management company. 

The solar farm will help the Town of Amherst fulfill its role as a NYSERDA Clean Energy Community, contributing to New York’s goals of distributed solar generation, as well as the need for projects to benefit disadvantaged communities. 

New York state is aiming for 6 GW of distributed solar by 2025, 70% renewable energy by 2030, and 40% of clean energy investments benefiting disadvantaged communities.

"We’re proud to support New York’s efforts in building a clean, resilient and low-cost grid powered by renewable energy," said Steve Luker, CEO of Catalyze, in a statement. "Community solar projects like Amherst offer the opportunity to provide lower energy costs and renewable energy access to everyone, including low-to-moderate income communities.”

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