ForeFront Power connects community solar to National Grid and Rochester Gas & Electric service territory

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ForeFront Power’s first Community Solar projects in New York are now operational for subscribers across National Grid and Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E) service territories. The nine projects, representing 27 megawatts (MW) of capacity, are the first of a portfolio of over 75 MW across New York expected to be complete by the end of 2019.

For all these completed New York projects, ForeFront Power selected Arcadia Power to subscribe interested customers to a portion of the energy produced from these projects. Households can join a Community Solar project by visiting Arcadia Power’s website to enroll.

This innovative model allows subscribers to adopt solar energy in just a few minutes. A subscription to a ForeFront Power Community Solar project means a subscriber simply sees a reduction on his or her monthly utility bill while the rest is handled by Arcadia Power. Arcadia Power’s online dashboard provides an easy way for customers to connect their existing utility accounts, track impact, and stay up to date on billing.

ForeFront Power is developing Community Solar projects to serve subscribers across Central Hudson Gas and Electric, ConEdison, National Grid, New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG), Orange and Rockland Utilities, and Rochester Gas & Electric utility service territories. Most projects are construction-ready with the first 27 MW completed at the end of 2018.

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“These projects are the first of many to serve customers with this innovative subscription model,” said Paul Walker, Co-CEO of ForeFront Power. “These projects also represent a tremendous investment across the State that is resulting in local job growth and a contribution toward New York’s renewable energy goals.”

These solar energy projects will generate more than 90 million kilowatt-hours annually, representing the equivalent of 70,155 tons of carbon avoided from the grid or 13,512 cars off the road.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo just announced a goal to produce 100 percent clean energy across New York by 2040 while doubling the NY-Sun Initiative goal to 6 gigawatts by 2023. The goals were part of his State of the State address in Albany on January 14.

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