SunEdison unveils 10MW NYC project

The under-construction Freshkills Park

The under-construction Freshkills Park

SunEdison has announced plans for a 10MW PV project on a reclaimed landfill in Staten Island, in what will become by far the largest renewable-energy project within New York City.

The project, split across two sites, will cover 19 hectares leased to SunEdison in Freshkills Park, a landfill reclamation project which has been under construction since 2008.

SunEdison, which continues to aggressively expand its capital and in-house resources for downstream project development, will supply around 33,000 modules to the project.

The 10MW system, set to break ground in late 2015, would boost by 50% the amount of PV presently installed in New York City’s five boroughs.

“Because of a dramatic reduction in the cost of panels, solar has become competitive without subsidies with other forms of energy,” Log in to read complete article.

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