SunEdison is playing a leading role in transforming the world’s largest landfill site into New York City’s biggest solar energy farm.Around 47 acres Freshkills Park in Staten Island will be leased to SunEdison to install a solar power facility that could potentially generate up to 10 megawatts of power, enough to power nearly 2,000 homes. The facility will be built, managed and paid for by SunEdison,and will pipe into SunEdison’s grid system to help power the entire city.
“SunEdison applauds New York City’s innovative approach to environmental sustainability,” said Attila Toth, SunEdison’s General Manager. “The solar systems we intend to build at Freshkills Park will be tangible proof of the Mayor’s commitment to renewable energy, and will serve as a model of public private partnerships by providing economic benefit to both the city and businesses located within the five boroughs.
Palm Springs Rolls Out Solar for Savings
Palm Springs Unified School District and SunEdison held a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the District’s solar energy projects at nine schools, and the District’s Service Center. Solar canopies are being installed in District parking lots at no cost to the District. The District has a purchase agreement with SunEdison to purchase the solar energy produced by the equipment at a fixed rate for 20 years, saving Palm Springs Unified an estimated $8.6 to million in energy costs over the next 20 years. Speakers included PSUSD Board of Education President Shari Stewart, Cathedral City Mayor Kathy DeRosa, and representatives from Senator Ben Hueso’s office and Sun Edison
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