SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Spa Solar Park, the 2.5 megawatt solar array atop the Weibel Avenue landfill, will be fully operational by Monday, Aug. 14.
Commissioner of Finance Michele Madigan said the solar panels will provide the city with electricity credits from National Grid and match 40 percent of the city’s energy use.
“This is a win-win all around and we are very excited to see the project go live and start providing renewable solar energy,” Madigan said in a statement. “The landfill is city owned property with otherwise limited use. Our tenacity has resulted in a successful outcome for the solar project and an excellent opportunity for the city.”
The city received funds for the Spa Solar Park development from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) through the Governor’s NY-Sun Competitive PV Program. NY-Sun is a $1 billion state initiative to advance solar and move the state closer to having a sustainable, self-sufficient solar industry. The city’s contractor for this project is Onyx Renewable Partners.
The panels also guarantee a cost stability for 20 years. Madigan could not say on Monday what the full cost of constructing the solar panels was, but added “energy cost savings are highly likely,” she said.
A ribbon cutting and community celebration is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 12.
7 August 2017 11:26 pm
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