OYA Solar, a renewable energy developer, and independent power producer announced this Tuesday it has started the construction of five community solar projects in New York State. Projects have a total capacity of 25 megawatts.
The community solar portfolio is not the only solar energy development of the company in the state; in fact, these five community solar projects come on top of a 7 MWdc solar project that the company is already building in Franklin County.
These five projects will generate approximately 895,000 MWh of power. They will also help to offset approximately 699,000 tons of carbon dioxide over the 25+ years of operations. All of these benefits will go to businesses and residents located in Jefferson, Livingston, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties.
Projects also support New York state to reach its ambitious climate-related goals, that aim at carbon neutrality by 2050.
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In addition to the six solar projects that OYA Solar is building in New York, there’s the plan of building 140 MWdc more. All of them with a community scale in the state by the end of 2022. Beyond the state’s borders OYA Solar has completed solar projects across the Northeast U.S. and Canada; and has a 2 GWDC pipeline of community solar and utility-scale projects.
About the portfolio’s development, Manish Nayar, CEO, and Founder of OYA Solar, said. “OYA Solar has an ambitious goal of becoming one of the largest constructors and operators of community solar projects that will support New York’s transition to a cleaner and more resilient energy source.”
Finally, the executive also remarked. “Our strong development and construction platform has a proven track record in New York, and more broadly across the Northeast U.S. and Canada, and we embrace our role as a driver of solar energy expansion and accessibility.” OYA Solar was founded in 2009. It has a track record of delivering clean energy projects across North America.