The 45.6 MWh project is interconnected into National Grid’s western New York service territory, a region which has seen a surge of distributed energy system deployment activity in recent years due to grid constraints.
At the ACORE Finance Forum, investors said a key challenge that statewide community solar programs do not yet address is how to unlock the opportunity of hundreds of thousands of building rooftops for solar development and bringing access to residents who rent their apartment.
The New York Port Authority issued a request for projects that can include rooftop solar, carports, and/or floating PV, as well as energy storage.
The Paris Agreement of 2015 marked a milestone in the effort to combat climate change, and since then, governments including Canada and the United States have undergone a political and economic transformation focused on achieving net-zero goals, with renewable energy resources, particularly solar energy, playing a vital role.
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During the noon hour on May 18, 2023, NYISO reported that consumer and utility-side solar resources generated 3.33 GW of clean energy output, while the behind-the-meter portion of 3.2 GW and utility-operated 130 MW accounted for 20% of the state’s electricity demand.
The Build Public Renewables Act directs the New York Power Authority to plan, construct, and operate renewable energy projects in service of the state’s renewable energy goals.
Selected projects in thirteen states and Puerto Rico will be funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and support a resilient grid that automatically adjusts to changing demands.
Subscribers in the portfolio include municipalities, healthcare, food service, and retail companies, as well as 8,000 low-to-moderate income (LMI) households.
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