EDP Renewables developing 54-MW New York community solar project
EDP Renewable Energy‘distributed generation branch structures its 13th community solar project in New York with a planned capacity of 54 MW.
EDPR’s community solar projects provide homeowners, tenants and business entities and their employees access to the renewable energy source regardless of the physical characteristics or ownership status of their home or business. The renewable energy developer has worked with clients in the commercial, industrial, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and municipal sectors.
“Increasing network market opportunities and reducing barriers for customers to access cost-effective solar energy has been part of our mission since day one,” said Candice Michalowicz, COO of EDP Renewables North America Distributed Generation.
EDPR DG NA currently owns 72 MWdc of community solar assets in operation, under construction or in the development phase in the Northeast and Midwest. There is an additional 42 MWdc near-term pipeline that is expected to be operational within the next 12 months. cess,” said Chris Bines, co-owner, Climbing Bines Hop Farm & Brewery.
“Our community solar projects are focused on providing tangible benefits to local communities, including workforce development and providing vocational and internship training to the future clean energy workers in New York State. said Adam Woda, senior associate community solar, EDPR NA DG. “It’s not enough to build a project; we must be committed to the health and long-term operation of the project. This means we need to help develop a supply chain of service providers that can keep projects up and running for decades and provide New York State with a pipeline of high-paying jobs into the future.”
News item from EDPR NA Distributed Generation