Local officials and General Electric have announced what they tout as the largest and most ambitious municipal solar project to date in New York.
Schenectady County and the Schenectady County Solar Energy Consortium say they will partner with GE to develop and build a network of solar farms that if fully implemented will generate up to 45 megawatts of solar energy capacity throughout Schenectady County. Democratic Schenectady County Legislator Rory Fluman: “And this conservatively again is gonna save all of our participants an aggregate of $1.5 million a year each year through a revenue save by paying less on our electric bills.”
Fluman says the county initiated its solar program back in 2011. The project is made possible through the NY-SUN program, which promotes solar energy. “Today we’re producing about five megawatts of power annually, but the great thing about this project is we’re talking about going from five…
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