The first community solar farm in the Town of Rochester is completed and is now producing eagerly anticipated clean energy for the area. Community solar developer Nexamp, along with local and county elected officials and area residents, came together on Saturday, November 2 for a ribbon cutting to celebrate this important milestone. Town of Rochester Supervisor Mike Baden and Ulster County Executive Patrick Ryan were featured speakers at the event.
The site, located in the hamlet of Accord along Route 209, features an extensive array of more than 14,000 solar panels, generating 5.6 MW of power and supporting more than 400 individual subscribers. In addition, 1 MW of the project is dedicated to New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Solar for All program for income-eligible homeowners and renters.