Onyx completes 2.6-MW landfill solar park in New York
Solar farm. Author: Alan Levine.
Onyx Renewable Partners LP has completed a 2.6-MW solar power plant at a former landfill site in Saratoga Springs city, New York.
The solar developer was contracted to build the park, The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) said on Tuesday.
The photovoltaic (PV) facility is powered by 7,992 panels spread on an area of 14.6 acres (5.9 ha). It is expected to have an annual electricty output of about 3,000 MWh, which is enough to meet the demand of 370 households. The plant will also help offset around 1,605 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, Onyx Renewables calculates.
The project was developed under governor Andrew Cuomo’s USD-1-billion (EUR-851m) NY-Sun Initiative and is in line with New York state’s efforts to source 50% of its electricity from renewables by 2030.
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