SolarCity and MC Solar Development have completed the installation of a 237kW rooftop solar system next to the Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.
The 988-module system is located on top of the premises of local manufacturing firm GAL and is expected to meet half the company’s electricity demand, saving it up to US$50,000 a year.
Part of the funding for the project came from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The body is channelling funding made available through New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s NY-Sun initiative, which is initiating the installation of PV systems across the state.
Francis J Murray Jr., President and CEO of NYSERDA, said: “Commercial building owners like GAL who install large-scale PV systems play an integral part in the state’s efforts to meet its NY-Sun goals, expand its diverse renewable energy portfolio and help businesses reduce their energy costs.”
Earlier this month SolarCity announced plans to open a new base in New York as part of plans to expand its operations in the city.