Work begins on White Plains solar installations: $1M+ annual revenue generator
Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals, Peter Katz, March 11, 2021
Work is underway to install solar panels at nine city-owned properties in White Plains that will have the capability of generating 6.8 megawatts of electricity while also generating more than $1 million in annual revenues for the city from renting-out the space where the solar panels are sited.
The solar installations at various facilities around the city were discussed at a March 10 news conference held at the White Plains Department of Public Works (DPW) facility at 77 Brockway Place, where solar panels are going up on the roof of a large garage and maintenance structure. In fact, White Plains Mayor Tom Roach and Gil C. Quiniones, president and CEO of the New York Power Authority, rode high up in a forklift to get a glimpse of where the panels are being installed.
One megawatt, or 1 million watts, is enough electricity to light up approximately 10,000 100-watt bulbs. The panels being installed in White Plains are expected to produce enough electricity to power approximately 700 homes.