EDP Renewables develops 1.2-MW community solar + storage project in New York
EDP Renewable Energy’ subsidiary for distributed generation completed a 1.2 MW solar + storage project that will serve an affordable housing development in Westchester County, New York.
The project is located on a roof and is linked to a 1 MW battery. It is the 14th community solar project that EDPR has developed in New York, and PowerMarket will provide customer acquisition and management services on the array.
“Our efforts with EDPR NA DG go hand in hand with our commitment to affordable housing and climate change,” said Alfred LoPinto, CEO of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens and affiliates. “This partnership brings us one step closer to our goal of preserving affordable housing for low-income neighbors, reducing our carbon footprint and energy costs, and investing capital savings in resilience options and instant services for future generations.”
EDPR developed the project with PowerMarket and Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development (CCPOPD) to fulfill the mission of Catholic charities Brooklyn and Queens to alleviate energy poverty in Brooklyn and Queens and beyond.
“This deal reminds us that effective government policies can be a powerful tool to bring about social change,” said Candice Michalowicz, COO at EDPR NA DG. “We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Catholic charities Brooklyn and Queens in their mission to prevent homelessness and brighten and empower the future of countless New Yorkers through the development of this project.”
The project, coupled with the impending completion of an adjacent community solar project, will allow CCPOPD to pass on approximately $1 million in savings to its LMI buildings and households over 20 years.
The community solar + storage project contributes to the state’s goal of deploying 10 GW of distributed solar generation capacity by 2030.
“We believe in making renewable energy more equitable,” said Jason Kaplan, COO at PowerMarket. “Community solar enables people who may not have had the opportunity to support clean energy to not only participate, but also receive direct financial benefits from it. We are proud to partner with EDPR NA DG and Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens and are excited to partner with like-minded organizations shaping the industry.”
News item from EDPR NA Distributed Generation