Washington Gas Energy Systems Inc. and Skidmore College have successfully completed a 2,085-kW solar project that will generate renewable energy in Saratoga Springs, New York.
“Working with Skidmore College is part of a strategic expansion into New York, and we anticipate that this project will be the first of many solar and distributed generation projects in the state,” said Sanjiv Mahan, chief operating officer of Washington Gas Energy Systems. “We are committed to working with educational institutions, municipalities and other organizations across the country to reduce their carbon footprints and improve the environment while stabilizing energy costs.”
The system will generate 2,600,000-kWh of electricity annually over the 20-year power purchase agreement; that is enough to meet 11 percent of Skidmore’s energy needs.
“We are grateful for the support provided by Governor Cuomo’s NY-Sun Initiative, without which this project would not have been possible,” said Philip A. Glotzbach, president of Skidmore College.
The NY-Sun Competitive PV Program, offered through NYSERDA, is a $1 billion initiative of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo that offers financial support for the development of photovoltaic projects in the state.
The solar array consists of 6,950 ground-mounted solar panels spanning eight acres of land. Dynamic Energy developed and managed the project and handled the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC).
To date, Washington Gas Energy Systems owns and operates 45 projects in 11 states, totaling nearly 54-MW.
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