Dynamic Energy Solutions, LLC, a solar energy project developer and installer, today announced that it has completed construction of one of the largest community solar projects in New York State. The 5.49â€‘megawatt project, known as the Capital Region Community Solar Garden, will generate more than 7,300 megawatt-hours per year, the equivalent of powering more than 800 homes.
Community solar projects are designed to provide solar access to residents and businesses who may not own property or have ideal roof conditions to support solar panels. The Capital Region Community Solar Garden is a remotely installed solar panel garden consisting of two adjacent 2.7-megawatt arrays in Altamont, NY. Residents and businesses who subscribe to the solar garden will have a portion of the garden's production allocated to their electric account, which will provide them with a discount to their monthly electricity costs.
The Capital Region Community Solar Garden received support from NYSERDA through NY-Sun, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's $1 billion initiative to advance the scale-up of solar and move New York closer to having a sustainable, self-sufficient solar industry. Since 2011, solar in New York State has increased more than 1,500 percent and leveraged nearly $3.5 billion in private investments. There are currently nearly 12,000 people engaged in solar jobs across New York.
Dynamic Energy developed, installed and owns the project. Dynamic Energy has partnered with the Solomon Organization, a leading multi-family real estate investment, management and development firm, to provide Solomon residents in the Capital Region the opportunity to subscribe to the solar garden.