Construction starts on 75-MW portfolio of New York community solar projects

Renewable Energy Developer Amp broke ground on a 75 MWDC portfolio of community solar projects in upstate New York.

With its portfolio under construction in Massachusetts, Amp is on track to install nearly 100 MW of community solar projects in the Northeast by the end of the year.

The New York portfolio consists of 11 solar projects combined with 27 MWh of battery energy storage in the state and will provide participating subscribers with a savings on electricity bills and enable Amp to optimally distribute energy from the batteries based on the solar power generation and the grid pricing signals.

Massachusetts’ portfolio consists of three projects totaling 20 MWDC of solar power combined with 24 MWh battery energy storage and will provide bill credits to subscribers with the batteries participating in the ISO-NE wholesale services markets.

“This series of projects marks Amp’s largest collection of concurrent community solar projects in the US to date, representing more than $230 million in project investment,” said Jared Donald, executive VP and head of Amp’s US operations. “As we near completion of these projects, the team is preparing to begin building a similar portfolio of assets in New York and Massachusetts that will be completed next year as we continue to look for new project opportunities in these states. .”

The projects in this portfolio will help New York State achieve its climate and sustainability goals, including the recently increased goal to guarantee at least 10 GW of installed solar capacity by 2030, while also improving the resilience and quality of the upstate grid. .

As an extension of Amp’s investment in these communities, Amp has partnered with Eden Renewables at five of these locations to focus holistically on setting standards for biodiversity and environmental improvement, continued agricultural use, and community educational benefits through the use of pollinator-friendly native plants and apiaries and habitats for birds and bats.

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