TORONTO — Toronto-based OYA Renewables has announced that it has been selected to deliver two new community solar projects in New York State.
The projects were selected as part of the first round of a community solar program known as Expanded Solar For All (E-SFA). The awarded solar projects, which will generate over 13 megawatts of energy, will be fully subscribed with National Grid customers enrolled in its Energy Affordability Program.
Spearheaded by the New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) in partnership with energy delivery company National Grid, the E-SFA program will serve 175,000 income-eligible customers in upstate New York once complete.
OYA received $4.3 million in support from NYSERDA through its NY-Sun Program. The contract has a 25-year life.
“E-SFA is a program we’re excited about and very proud to be a part of,” said Manish Nayar, chairman of OYA Renewables, in a release. “Its progressive approach to delivering clean energy to underserved communities is smart and commendable, and we applaud the State of New York for continuing to lead innovative programs that support its constituents.”