Standard Solar, SolarPark Energy developed a 7.1-MW community solar in New York

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In March, New York officials announced the state had reached a considerable milestone — more than 1 GW of community solar generation capacity installed across the region. In addition the state has largest pipeline of community solar under construction, with more than 700 projects in the queue. Here’s one out of the queue and into operation: Standard Solar and SolarPark Energy, a New York-based community solar developer, completed a 7.1-MW community solar project in York, New York.

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Standard Solar funded the construction and will own and operate the project long-term. SolarPark Energy developed the project. The single-axis tracker system is projected to produce approximately 10,794,000 kilowatt-hours annually, and it is dedicated to the late Thomas Guzek, founder of SolarPark Energy.

“A native of New York, Tom was a tireless renewable energy advocate for the state, and he worked relentlessly to bring the benefits of solar and clean energy to the community of York,” said Daryl Pilon, Director of Business Development, Standard Solar. “Working with Tom and Anne Cassidy to bring this project to closing was a truly rewarding experience. We’re proud to honor Tom’s memory by dedicating this project to him.”

“It warms my heart that this project is being dedicated to Tommy,” said Anne Cassidy, Managing Partner of SolarPark Energy. “He worked so hard on this and many other projects. His vision from 2015 was to help facilitate the slowing down of global warming. He wanted to do all he could to leave future generations a better world. The driving force behind his vision was for everyone to have easy access to solar energy without solar panels, whether it is a business, people in homes, or even people renting apartments. He was so glad that this project was going to succeed.”

The project is complete and fully subscribed through Catalyst Power Holdings LLC. Catalyst Power recruits multiple smaller commercial subscribers, which provides community solar projects a safer, more resilient foundation of support while spreading solar’s benefits to a wider community of local businesses. New York’s community solar program provides residents and businesses the opportunity to save up to 10% on their utility bills while supporting local green energy development.

“Catalyst Power is committed to helping commercial and industrial businesses access clean energy solutions that deliver savings,” said Gabe Philips, CEO of Catalyst Power. “New York’s community solar program is among the fastest and easiest ways for businesses to save money while supporting the local community. We’re thrilled to be working with Standard Solar and SolarPark Energy to fully subscribe the York community solar farm.”

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