Castillo Engineering supported 38-MW New York community solar portfolio of ClearPath
One of six ClearPath solar projects Castillo Engineering provided site optimisation and value engineering for in upstate New York. Image by Castillo Engineering.
April 13 (Renewables Now) - Castillo Engineering on Tuesday said it had been contracted to provide electrical design and engineering for a 38.2-MW community solar portfolio in upstate New York that is currently in late stages of construction.
The company was selected for the job by ClearPath Energy.
The portfolio consists of six projects between 4.5 MW and 7.5 MW in size, some of which have already reached mechanical completion. The arrays are due to come online in the second quarter of 2022. Half of the projects feature solar trackers and the rest fixed-tilt racking, with all using bifacial modules.
Castillo Engineering said its site optimisation led to more than USD 200,000 (EUR 184,000) in average savings for each of the projects.
Greg Hering, co-founder and director of development at ClearPath Energy, said Castillo Engineering assisted ClearPath in its work with equipment suppliers, contractors and lender's independent engineers.
The six projects are expected to generate power corresponding to the annual needs of 8,700 homes, supporting New York’s goal of sourcing 70% of its electricity from renewables by 2030.