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Construction of the first solar + storage array for New York campus underway

The State University of New York at Fredonia (SUNY Fredonia) announced that construction is starting on its first solar/battery project. The New York Power Authority (NYPA), as the campus’ energy advisor, is overseeing the project.

Selected in a competitive bidding process, the state’s strategic partners Oriden, a Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems venture, and Solar Liberty are designing, installing and financing the 1.4-MW ground-mount solar plus 500-kW, 3-hour energy storage system.

The solar-plus-storage solution will provide about 1.7 gigawatt hours of energy and offset an average 432,000 pounds of carbon dioxide each year, the companies said.

The project — located on the north edge of campus between the New York State Thruway and the Blue Devil softball field — will be hosted by the campus, and SUNY Fredonia will purchase all energy produced through a power purchase agreement.

Learn more about the project in the video below:

SUNY Fredonia Solar