NEW YORK, N.Y.—OYA Solar, a renewable energy developer and independent power producer, has started construction on five community solar projects in New York State.
The five projects, Pulaski, Main Street, Robinson Road, Church A and Wayside Drive, support broad consumer access to solar-powered electricity generation through the NYSERDA VDER program, indicates a release, adding it will support residents and businesses located in Jefferson, Livingston, Onondaga and Oswego Counties, while supporting the state’s initiative to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
The projects are expected to generate about 895,000 MWh of power and offset about 699,000 tons of carbon dioxide over the 25-plus years of operation.
The company expects to build another 140 MW of community solar projects in New York by the end of next year. It has also completed projects across the Northeast U.S. and Canada and has a two GW pipeline of community solar and utility-scale projects.
“OYA Solar has an ambitious goal of becoming one of the largest constructors and operators of community solar projects that will support New York’s transition to a cleaner and more resilient energy source,” said Manish Nayar, CEO and founder of OYA Solar, in a statement. “Our strong development and construction platform has a proven track record in New York, and more broadly across the Northeast U.S. and Canada, and we embrace our role as a driver of solar energy expansion and accessibility.”