CS Energy constructing 25.4-MW Upstate New York community solar portfolio
CS Energy† Castillo Technique and Amp Energy have partnered to deliver a 25.4 MW portfolio of community solar projects in upstate New York. All five projects, from 3.9 MW to 6.2 MW, will use two-sided modules mounted on fixed tilt racks and are part of the local utility’s solar program.
Four of the projects are currently under construction, with the fifth project expected to begin construction this month. All five projects are expected to be commercially operational in the fourth quarter of 2022.
“We are excited to work with CS Energy on this portfolio of projects given their New York leadership, diversified labor base and competitive pricing, even in the current market conditions,” said Kevin Foster, director of US projects at Amp Energie. “Through this partnership, we will be able to provide more affordable clean energy to local communities in upstate New York, while also contributing to the state’s ambitious standards for renewable portfolios.”
New York has more than 1 GW of community solar installed and operational statewide. Its portfolio of projects contributes to the state’s goal of generating 70% of the state’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030, the governor’s goal of achieving 10 GW of solar energy by 2030, and ultimately carbon neutrality. reach by 2050.
“Amp Energy is a global leader in distributed renewable energy generation, and we look forward to working with their team as we continue to expand our presence and the number of megawatts in New York State,” said Michael Garofalo, VP Operations at CS Energy. “Castillo Engineering also continues to be a reliable, flexible and customer-focused ‘Engineer of Record’, with considerable experience in this region, as we are pleased to be working closely with them on another series of high-impact projects. †
Christopher Castillo, CEO of Castillo Engineering, added: “We are grateful to have partnered with CS Energy again for our expertise in the New York market. This is our second portfolio of community solar projects in New York this year and we look forward to continuing to work with CS Energy on additional projects in this region.”
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