OYA RenewablesThe 6.7 MW DC Robinson Road Solar Farm in Orleans, New York, has entered commercial operation and will support broad consumer access to solar power generation across the country. ‘State.
The community solar project completed the final stage of commissioning in June 2022. The 6.7 MW DC solar farm is expected to generate approximately 10,490,000 kWh per year, which is equivalent to offsetting approximately 7,434 metric tons of carbon and provide enough clean energy to power more than 1,600 households each year. In total, OYA has 13 additional community solar projects in New York that are expected to enter commercial operation by mid-2023, adding to OYA’s pipeline that already exceeds 572 MW in the state.
“We commend New York State for leading the transition to renewable energy with innovative programs to accelerate greenhouse gas emission reductions and lower the cost of electricity,” said Manish Nayar. , Founder and President of OYA Renewables. “We are seeing the immediate impact on subscribers to OYA’s community solar programs as each new solar project comes online and a carbon-free future moves closer to realization.”
“This year, New York became the nation’s first community solar market thanks to the many public-private partnerships that have been created through our successful NY-Sun initiative,” comments Doreen M. Harris, President and CEO. of New York State Energy. Research and Development (NYSERDA). “Community-focused projects like OYA’s Robinson Road will allow more families and businesses to have access to affordable, renewable solar energy, which will help reduce their electricity bills and improve the quality of local air.
The project received $1.4 million in support through the NYSERDA NY-Sun Program, the state’s $1.8 billion flagship initiative to advance solar scaling up while reducing energy costs and making solar energy more accessible to homes, businesses and communities. The project advances New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act goal of generating 70% of the state’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030.