6.8-MW community solar + storage portfolio begins construction outside New York City

Distributed Solar Development (DSD) has begun construction of a nine-project, 6.8-MW community solar portfolio for White Plains, New York. Construction on the portfolio is expected to conclude before the fall of this year.

Credit: Distributed Solar Development­­ (DSD)

When complete, the White Plains community solar portfolio will be the largest municipal renewable energy deployment in Westchester County, essentially tripling the amount of solar energy in the county. The New York Power Authority (NYPA), with its administrative offices in White Plains, is acting as an energy advisor on the project.

The nine solar projects include a mix of canopy, rooftop and ground-mount installations at four parking garages, the Ebersole Ice Rink, Gedney Way Recycling Facility, Gillie Park, Water Department and the Sanitation Complex. Systems at the Recycling Facility and Shapham Place parking garage will also include energy storage as part of the installations.

“Our work in Westchester County is a great demonstration of how local municipalities can achieve greater sustainability, secure important budget relief during the pandemic and provide meaningful benefits to the local community,” said David Eisenbud, Senior Origination Director at DSD. “Our expertise in canopy installations was a perfect fit for this partnership, and the City of White Plains will continue to be a forerunner in solar adoption because of this transformational initiative.”

DSD has partnered with Community Solar Platform to manage registration for residential and commercial customers interested in taking advantage of the renewable energy produced.

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