First ‘Solar For All’ Contracts Support Low-Income New Yorkers

December 04, 2018

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced that nine community solar projects throughout New York have been awarded contracts through the Solar For All program.

According to NYSERDA, this is the first in a series of awards under the program, providing access to no-cost community solar for low-income New Yorkers. Increasing access to renewable energy for all New Yorkers is a cornerstone of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s clean energy agenda, and this latest announcement supports the state’s goal of building 3 GW of solar projects by 2023 and the governor’s mandate for 50% of electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030.

Delaware River Solar’s Solar For All projects are:

  • Town of Mooers (North Country): Delaware River Solar: Boas #4 is a 2.7 MW community solar project of which 1 MW will be used to provide solar subscriptions in NYSEG’s northern New York region as well as the rest of NYSEG’s utility territory.
  • Town of Thompson (Mid-Hudson): Delaware River Solar: Sackett Lake is a 2.8 MW community solar project of which 1 MW will be used to provide solar subscriptions in NYSEG’s utility territory in the Mohawk Valley region.