DSD Renewables has developed three community solar projects for T-Mobile in New York, to help the firm combat climate change and shift towards sustainability.
The projects total 17 MW in electricity capacity. The sites are located in the towns of Richland (2.63 MW), Aldrich (6.95 MW) and Silver Creek (7.5 MW). The Richland site is in operation, and the remaining two are expected to begin operating in the first quarter of 2022.
Combined, the three projects are expected to produce enough energy to power 2,970 homes and offset the equivalent of 16,349 metric tons of CO2, according to the release.
“T-Mobile has set a high bar for corporate environmental leadership, and with these three projects, we’re bringing them closer to their renewable energy goals,” DSD Renewables’ Director of Community Solar Originations Sarah Moon said. “We look forward to working with T-Mobile to facilitate more community solar projects and expand their renewables footprint and leadership in the corporate ESG landscape.”
The firms are expected to continue with their partnership, including plans for T-Mobile to be an off-taker for additional projects, which are under development with DSD Renewables.
T-Mobile’s Director of Sustainability and Infrastructure Sourcing Chad Wilkerson said, “Community solar projects play an important role in creating a sustainable future. These projects not only help us in reducing our environmental impact, but they will also bring new clean energy benefits to local communities and organizations.”