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Largest public school solar project in New York completed

Staff Writer |
The largest New York’s solar project to date, at a public school in Avon, is complete. I will provide clean energy to save the Avon Central School District $1.6 million over 25 years.

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This project is part of New York’s goal to supply 50 percent of its electricity from renewable energy resources by 2030.

“New York State is leading the way in developing clean energy alternatives to help communities lower costs and reduce their carbon footprint,” Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said.

“This project is another example of how we are taking action to preserve our environment and create a cleaner and greener New York.”

The announcement was made by Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul at a ribbon cutting event in Avon. Solar energy is a key component of Governor Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build a clean, resilient and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers.

The 1.5 megawatt (MW) off-site, ground-mounted solar array is located at 245 Clinton Street in Avon.

The energy produced by the array is equivalent to the electricity needed to power approximately 250 average-sized homes. The project will reduce greenhouse gases by 927 metric tons, equivalent to taking approximately 200 cars off the road.