Serving NYSEG customers in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions, Newfield Solar was Nexamp’s first community solar project in New York. The system consists of more than 23,000 solar panels and is expected to generate 9 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year.
The 7.5 MW DC array spans about 30 acres and serves approximately 700 subscribers, 140 of whom reside in Newfield. Newfield Solar also represents the first site for Nexamp's solar grazing program, which matches local sheep farmers with community solar sites to provide vegetation management. The program offers fresh pasture for the sheep, a new source of income for the farmers, and ensures that the land continues to serve an agricultural purpose while generating clean energy.
Through Nexamp’s community solar program, nearby residents, small businesses and non-profits across the Empire State can expect to receive more than $2 million in electricity cost savings over the project’s lifetime. Selected as a developer partner for RenewableNY’s Solarize Campaign, Nexamp worked with local officials, neighborhood associations and non-profits to help expand and equalize access to clean energy.