NYS breaks ground on landfill PV

Governor Andrew Cuomo's Sun-NY initiative helped fund the project.

Governor Andrew Cuomo's Sun-NY initiative helped fund the project.

Developer OnForce Solar says it has begun construction on the first multi-megawatt solar PV installation on a decommissioned, capped landfill in New York State.

The 2.316MW project is located in West Nyack north of New York City on the west side of the Hudson River. The Town of Clarkstown will purchase the power under a 20-year agreement.

Completion is expected by mid-September.

The project was made possible partly through a multi-million dollar award that Clarkstown received from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) through Governor Andrew Cuomo's NY-Sun initiative.

OnForce Solar will own the project in its entirety by investing $6M to install, operate, and maintain it.

The facility is expected to save taxpayers as much as $4M over the lifetime of the system. Environmentally, it will offset 2,030 metric tons of CO emissions annually.

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