Three Solar Energy Projects Moving Forward in New York
The New York State Office of Renewable Energy issued three siting permits this week that are expected to deliver enough clean energy to power roughly 70,000 homes for the next 20 years, according to a press release from Governor Kathy Hochul's office. The three new permits boosts New York's total number of permitted solar facilities to 11 and increases the overall number of renewable projects to twenty.
The economic impact of the latest three solar projects expects to be $458 million to local economies, the release stated.
"We're cementing our position as a national leader in climate action, and these investments will help create a clean and healthy New York where future generations can thrive," Governor Hochul said in the release.
The three new projects are expected to generate 309 megawatts of renewable energy capacity and are located in Cortland and Jefferson Counties. The projects are estimated to create $20 million in the first 20 years to each of the host counties and school districts through a PILOT agreement.