First Solar Landfill For New York State

First Solar Landfill For New York State

A 2.3 MW solar array is to be built in West Nyack, this will be the first landfill with a solar plant in the state of New York. Over the course of its lifetime, the clean power plant is expected to save taxpayers about $4 million dollars. (The West Nyack landfill is capped and has been decommissioned.) Re-purposing a landfill is a perfect marriage of unobstructed sunlight and large underdeveloped unused land. Turning a landfill into a solar power plant is a creative investment in the ever declining energy supply in the New York Metro area. The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is preparing a white paper to help other municipalities develop their own solar power plants. Clarkstown is one of about 600 cities and towns to sign the United States Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement to reduce CO2 emissions. The 84,000 resident town is located about 34 miles northwest of New York...
NY State Creates Database Of Solar Projects Under Its PV Initiative Programs

NY State Creates Database Of Solar Projects Under Its PV Initiative Programs

If you ever had any questions about how many homes are switching to solar power, or more interestingly how many more are switching to solar from month to month the NY-Sun Initiative championed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo has all the data you would need. Solar is growing in the New York Westchester, Rockland & Orange counties at exciting rates. Also under NY-Sun, a total of 316 MWs of solar photovoltaic capacity have been installed or is under development in the past two years, which will result in the avoidance of approximately 116,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year.   Solar Photovoltaic (PV) kilowatts (kW) Installed by County and Sector Stacked Bar Chart: Beginning...
v2.0 New York Metro Area Complete Utility Map

v2.0 New York Metro Area Complete Utility Map

Working throughout the Tri-State area every day as our analysts, installers & office team it is important that we know where Consolidated Edison (ConEd) ends and Orange & Rockland begins or exactly which parts of Connecticut are powered by municipalities and which are powered by Connecticut Light & Power. Generating power in the New York Metro area can be a complicated process and we realized no one had made publicly available a unified map of the utilities in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut area and figured this would help people. Electricity shouldn’t be complex or expensive, solar power isn’t. If you ever wondered what the financial benefits of solar on your home could be we can run the numbers on your home for free. Contact us using the form to the right and get a solid number today....