Genie Solar Energy recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its new community solar project in Perry, NY. The 4-megawatt solar array, which will be located on a 5-acre site, is expected to generate enough clean energy to power over 440 homes while offsetting over 3,500 metric tons of carbon emissions annually.
“We are thrilled to be bringing the benefits of clean, renewable solar energy to the residents and businesses of Perry,” said Michael Stein, Genie’s CEO. “We are grateful to the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority for their leadership and to the Perry community for their support throughout the planning process.”
The solar project will allow households and businesses in the Perry, NY community to subscribe and receive clean, green, and reliable energy at a discounted rate.
“We not only plan to lower electricity bills for hundreds of local subscribers, but we also aim to utilize highly skilled, local personnel from Perry and the surrounding areas for critical tasks during the project’s construction including land preparation, panel installation, and electrical work,” said Nathan Knapke, Director of Community Solar for Genie Solar Energy.
Construction on the Perry community solar project is expected to be completed in 2024. Residents of Perry and the surrounding communities who are interested in subscribing to this project can sign up for the project’s subscriber waitlist online and follow project construction at https://perrycommunitysolar.com/.