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Posted on: March 10, 2021

City of White Plains Breaks Ground on 6.8MW Community Solar Portfolio

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The City of White Plains and its selected developer, Distributed Solar Development (DSD), have broken ground on a nine-project, 6.8 MW community solar portfolio of city-owned sites that will triple the amount of solar energy produced in Westchester County. When complete, the White Plains community solar portfolio will be the largest municipal renewable energy deployment in the County, producing enough energy to power more than 700 homes annually, or equivalent to removing over 1,300 cars from the road. Construction on the portfolio is expected to conclude before the fall of this year. Special thanks go out to the New York Power Authority (NYPA) for their invaluable assistance as an energy advisor to the city. The expertise that NYPA brought to the table ensured that the project was well structured and provided White Plains with the greatest possible energy, environmental, and economic benefits. 

"This project is a win - for our residents, the City, and the environment," said White Plains Mayor Tom Roach. "DSD's ability to own and maintain the system enables White Plains institutions and residents to save money on energy and contribute to positive environmental outcomes. Over the 20-year term the City anticipates collecting more than $20 million in rent from hosting these installations."

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