Industrial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables - April 5, 2019
Corning signs PPA for solar at Oneonta plant
Corning Incorporated announced it is building a solar array at its Corning Life Sciences (CLS) facility in Oneonta, New York, the company’s first solar project in New York state and 11th worldwide. Corning signed a PPA with Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure, which will own the solar array.
“Corning is continuously working toward reducing its carbon footprint and environmental impact,” said Tom Capek, senior vice president and chief engineer, in a statement. “Solar projects, like the one at our Oneonta plant, are another step toward using more renewable energy and preserving our environment. Corning is committed to pursuing renewable energy sources in order to help reduce energy costs while providing a greener power source for the community.”
The ground-mounted solar array will be constructed by Ontario, New York-based company GreenSpark Solar and is expected to be completed in summer 2019.
“Corning has been a proud member of the Oneonta community for more than 50 years and has always strived to be responsible users of energy resources,” said Ben Williams, site energy manager with Corning’s Global Energy Management program. “We are excited to be helping ‘green’ NYSEG’s grid by increasing renewable energy production in Oneonta.” The statement noted that the Oneonta solar installation and purchase agreement aligns with Corning’s continued commitment to clean the air and environmental stewardship.