Standard Solar installs New York’s largest community solar + storage project

New York’s largest community solar + storage project is nearing completion. Standard Solar developed, installed and funded the 6.9-MW community distributed generation project in Lenox. The Lenox Community Solar Project is made of 17,966 modules attached to fixed-tilt and single-axis tracker structures and has a 20 MWh battery.

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The Lenox CDG or community solar + storage system will let hundreds of area subscribers, homeowners and businesses who otherwise might not have access to solar benefit from the power and savings of renewable energy. The system is projected to generate 5,933.00 MWh in the first year of operation.

“Community solar with battery storage is an extremely effective method for bringing the benefits of clean energy to as many people as possible while also transforming the U.S. electric grid,” said Daryl Pilon, Director of Business Development at Standard Solar. “The Lenox Community Solar Project is the kind of high impact asset that aligns with Standard Solar’s goal to scale renewables to help Americans lower their electric bills, innovate the energy industry and ensure the future of our planet.”

The system will help National Grid meet its New York Clean Energy Standard requirements to generate 70% of the state’s electricity through renewable sources by 2030.

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