CS Energy, Amp Energy and Castillo Engineering partner on 25.4 MW NY Community Solar

June 29, 2022
The five 3.9 MW to 6.2 MW projects will use bifacial modules on fixed tilt racking and contribute to the state’s renewable energy goals

Solar energy firm CS Energy, solar engineering firm Castillo Engineering and Amp Energy are partnering to deliver 25.4 MW in community solar projects in upstate New York.

The five projects will range from 3.9 MW to 6.2 MW and use bifacial modules on fixed tilt racking. Construction on four of the projects is underway and that of the fifth is slated to begin this month.

These projects, which are expected to start commercial operation by the fourth quarter, will be part of the local utility’s community solar program.

“Through this partnership, we will be able to deliver more affordable clean energy to local communities throughout New York state, while also contributing to the state’s ambitious renewable portfolio standards,” Kevin Foster, Director of U.S. Projects at Amp Energy, said.

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New York, perhaps the top community solar market in the U.S., aims for 70% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Meanwhile, the Governor aims for 10 GW of solar by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050.

At present, the state has more than 1 GW of community solar operational across the state. New York also has the largest pipeline of community solar projects in the country.

Castillo Engineering CEO Christopher Castillo said this is the firm’s second portfolio of community solar projects in the state this year.