- Jun 7, 2019 2:25 am GMT
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The 7-MW, ground-mounted Sugar Hill Solar Farm will consist of nearly 20,000 solar modules installed on a 40-acre site of unused land leased from its owner, according to a news release. It's expected to produce more than 8.6 million kWh of emissions-free electricity, enough to serve as many as 600 homes and businesses.
As a participant in New York's Community Solar Program, electricity from the Sugar Hill Solar Farm can be distributed across National Grid's utility grid. Resident and businesses in Clifton Park will be being given 30 days to subscribe for the community solar farm's electricity once the project comes online. US Light Energy says subscribers can expect to save 10 percent on their electricity bills.
Standard Solar will own and operate the Sugar Hill Solar Farm. “This project is the perfect first step in building our New York portfolio of community solar projects,” said Scott Wiater, Standard Solar president and CEO.“We believe community solar is the future of the industry, and US Light Energy is leading the way in developing innovative projects. We congratulate them and the state of New York on this momentous occasion.”