Catalyze, a clean energy transition company that finances, builds owns and operates solar and battery storage systems, today announced the operation of two solar sites, totaling over 12 MWDC, in Lancaster, New York.
The first is a 6.63-MWDC community solar project with Finger Lakes Health as the commercial utility off-taker. The second 6.06 MWDC site will offer remote net crediting.
“We’re proud to support New York’s efforts in expanding solar energy access to commercial and mass market energy users that may not have the option of putting solar on their own building,” said Jared Haines, CEO of Catalyze. “This project further demonstrates renewable energy’s role in supporting local economies, and we will continue to look for opportunities that both accelerate the clean energy transition and create value from unused space.”
While the projects are co-located, they are connected to the New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) grid by two different interconnection points. Ampion, a community solar subscription management company, enrolled Finger Lakes Health, the town of Hector’s municipal buildings and other subscribers to the solar projects.
AC Power, a woman-owned solar development company specializing in transforming previously disturbed land into solar fields, initially developed the two projects. Catalyze now owns and operates the two solar sites on what was formerly a landfill.
“In working alongside Catalyze, we’ve managed to turn a once dormant landfill into a source of clean energy, contributing to New York’s ambitious renewable energy targets,” said Annika Colston, CEO and founder of AC Power. “This project is a shining example of how solar development can not only offset land maintenance costs but also transform a challenge into a revenue-generating asset, all while supporting the community and the environment.”
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