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    State Awards Glens Falls Large Solar Electric NY-Sun Grant


    Solar farm to be developed on City-owned property on Upper Sherman Avenue in Queensbury


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    Governor Andrew Cuomo and NYSERDA officials have notified the City of Glens Falls and EDC Warren County that the State has awarded the City a large solar electric NY-Sun grant, which will result in the development of a solar farm on City-owned property on Upper Sherman Avenue in Queensbury.
     
    Glens Falls Mayor Jack Diamond thanked “…Governor Cuomo and NYSERDA for their efforts in advancing the City’s solar project, which will decrease energy cost to the City. It is estimated that the City will save up to $4.3 million on utility costs over 20 years, about a 25 percent overall savings.”
     
    EDC President Ed Bartholomew indicated that this Glens Falls project is just one of  50 projects that received funding from the State and that EDC was very pleased to work, assist and partner with the City, NYSERDA, Governor Cuomo’s Office and project installer SolarCity in advancing this project. 
     
    Bartholomew indicated that this solar project would permit the City to receive credits for the energy that it produces, which could be used to reduce National Grid costs at City-owned facilities such as the wastewater treatment plant, water treatment facility, City Hall, and the Civic Center.
     
    Bartholomew praised Governor Cuomo’s initiative in awarding this latest round of grants, which increases the state’s solar capacity by 68 percent or 218 megawatts (with the City proposal being for 2.495 KW), thereby  “…providing Glens Falls and New York residents with a cleaner energy economy and lower energy costs.”

    SolarCity undertook the competitively application process on behalf of the City.
     
    There would be no cost to the city to construct or operate the project (other than mowing), which would lock in electrical rates for the next 20 years. At the end of 20 years, the City could renew the agreement, purchase the solar panels or instruct SolarCity to remove them at no cost to the City.
     
    The solar farm (placement of solar panels) will be built on City-owned property formerly used by the City as a leaf site. The solar farm would occupy approximately 10 to 15 acres of the 49-acre parcel.  
     
    It is expected that installment of the panels may commence later this year.

    For further information please contact Ed Bartholomew at 518-761-6007 or 518-796-9887.                                                                                                                                                 






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