Greenskies Renewable Energy, a Clean Focus Company, completed the installation of a solar array in Lowville, New York, comprised of 7,939 solar photovoltaic panels. This project will provide clean, renewable energy for Lewis County.
The completed solar array, located on 10 acres of land owned by Lewis County, went on-line May 7, 2018. Greenskies recently completed a twin project in Erie County last month as well.
The power produced from the solar array will power Lewis County under a 20-year PPA, benefiting Lewis County buildings with clean, renewable energy and lower energy bills. Greenskies Renewable Energy will maintain the solar array, and Clean Focus Yield Limited will operate the system as part of its large portfolio of commercial, industrial, small utility, and community solar projects.
“Lewis County is the North Country region’s only NYSERDA Certified Clean Energy Community,” explained Ryan Piche, Lewis County Manager. “We understand the value of investing in clean energy, and we are excited to begin reaping the benefits of our partnership with Greenskies. The solar array in Lewis County is expected to save the taxpayers of our community $3 million in energy expenses over the 20-year life of the project.”
“Greenskies is pleased to work with Lewis County to achieve its sustainability goals,” stated Stanley Chin, President and CEO of Greenskies and Clean Focus group. “The solar array in Lowville complements our large portfolio of municipal and small-utility solar projects. We look forward to a long relationship with Lewis County over the lifetime of the project.”
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