Greenskies Energizes 2.46 MW Solar Array For Lewis County, NY
Fox 40 WICZ | Staff
June 12, 2018
Project to produce clean, renewable energy for county
Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC ("Greenskies"), a Clean Focus Company, completed the installation of a solar array in Lowville, New York comprised of 7,939 solar photovoltaic panels. This project will provide clean, renewable energy for Lewis County.
The completed solar array, located on 10 acres of land owned by Lewis County, New York, went on-line May 7, 2018.
The power produced from the solar array will power Lewis County under a 20-year PPA, benefiting Lewis County buildings with clean, renewable energy and lower energy bills. Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC ("Greenskies") will maintain the solar array, and Clean Focus Yield Limited will operate the system as part of its large portfolio of commercial, industrial, small utility, and community solar projects.
"Lewis County is the North Country region's only NYSERDA Certified Clean Energy Community," explained Ryan Piche, Lewis County Manager. "We understand the value of investing in clean energy, and we are excited to begin reaping the benefits of our partnership with Greenskies. The solar array in Lewis County is expected to save the taxpayers of our community $3 million in energy expenses over the 20-year life of the project."
The ground-mounted solar array is expected to produce 3,113,985 kWh of clean energy annually, which could power 250 homes or offset the environmental impact of 260,772 gallons of gasoline or nearly 496 cars each year.
"Greenskies is pleased to work with Lewis County to achieve its sustainability goals," stated Stanley Chin, President and CEO of Greenskies and Clean Focus group. "The solar array in Lowville complements our large portfolio of municipal and small-utility solar projects. We look forward to a long relationship with Lewis County over the lifetime of the project."