EDP Renewables completed a 1,2MW community solar project in NY

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EDP Renewables North America Distributed Generation, the distribution business of EDP Renewables, announced this Monday it completed a 1,2-megawatts community solar project in Westchester County, New York.

Firstly, the 1,2MW community solar project comes with an energy storage facility. The whole project will provide clean and affordable energy to the Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation and low-income residents of Westchester.

Moreover, the 1,2MW project is a solar rooftop installation, paired with a 1000kW battery storage system. It will generate enough power equivalent to an annual offset of 1,052 metric tons of carbon dioxide; or carbons sequestered by 1,289 acres of U.S. forests in a year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.

Furthermore, the project will also support New York State’s environmental goals; which aims to deploy 10 gigawatts (GW) of distributed solar generation capacity by 2030; against an earlier target of 6 GW. The state also seeks to achieve 100 percent zero-emission electricity by 2040; and cut its CO2 footprint by at least 85 percent by 2050, compared to 1990 levels.

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EDP Renewables to continue developing community solar projects in New York

Alfred LoPinto, CEO of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens and affiliates said about the relevance of the project. “This collaboration brings us one step closer to our goal of preserving affordable housing for low-income neighbors, reducing our carbon footprint and our energy costs, and investing capital savings into resiliency options and direct services for future generations.”

On the other hand, Candice Michalowicz, Chief Operating Officer at EDPR NA DG commented. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens in their mission to prevent homelessness and to brighten and empower countless New Yorkers’ futures through the development of this project.”

Finally, EDP Renewables will continue to expand its community solar portfolio in the estate. It will also increase its significant pipeline of community distributed generation in the state. Up to date, the company has developed 33 distributed generation projects for religious and charitable non-profit organizations across the United States; including countless Catholic Schools spanning New York and New Jersey.

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