Castillo Engineering assists on 38.25-MW community solar portfolio

Castillo Engineering announced that the company provided electrical design and engineering for ClearPath Energy’s 38.25-MW portfolio of six community solar projects in upstate New York. Ranging from 4.5 MW to 7.5 MW in size, the projects are currently in late stages of construction in central New York, some of which have already achieved mechanical completion. Castillo Engineering’s site optimization expertise resulted in over $200,000 in savings, on average, for each of these projects, which are scheduled to be operational in Q2 of 2022.

“We selected Castillo Engineering due to their team’s hundreds of megawatts of experience in the New York and Massachusetts markets,” said Greg Hering, co-founder & director of development at ClearPath Energy. “They were highly engaged, beginning with the iterative design process through to project as-builts. Their experience was helpful when working with equipment vendors, contractors, and lender’s independent engineers. We are very pleased we chose Castillo Engineering because they have been extremely efficient and process-oriented, and they enabled us to reduce costs on each of the projects in this portfolio.”

This portfolio of projects in New York joins Castillo Engineering’s wide array of utility-scale solar projects completed in the Northeastern United States to date. Half of these six recent projects use solar trackers and the other half use fixed-tilt racking, and all use bifacial modules. Due to the fact that Castillo Engineering’s extensive customer base across the country utilizes a variety of products, alongside their strong manufacturer relationships, the firm was able to offer expert equipment selection recommendations to ensure that each project was permitted quickly and achieved maximum value.

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