Largest Municipal Solar Energy Deployment Completed in White Plains
Bailey Hosfelt, July 11, 2022, The White Plains Examiner
White Plains Mayor Tom Roach and representatives from Distributed Solar Development (DSD) Renewables and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced the completion of the city’s nine-site, 6.8-megawatt community solar portfolio at a press conference last week at the Gedney Way Recycling Facility.
The portfolio, which consists of canopy, rooftop and ground-mount installations throughout White Plains, is the largest municipal solar energy deployment in Westchester County.
The city partnered with NYPA and DSD to create a successful 6.8-megawatt community solar portfolio that will not only benefit residents today but future generations,” Roach said. “Public-private partnerships will drive the proliferation of clean energy projects through New York State, creating a robust renewable energy market. I am grateful to NYPA and DSD for their collaboration during this project.”
Expected to generate 8,100 megawatt-hours of energy annually, the portfolio will triple the amount of solar energy produced in the county and is enough to power more than 700 homes each year. In addition to canopy, rooftop and ground-mounted installations, energy storage systems were also installed at the Gedney Way Recycling Facility and Shapham Place parking garage.