OYA Renewables' solar projects to serve underserved NYers

OYA Renewables' two new community solar projects, with a total capacity of about 13 MW, were recently selected as part of the first round of the community solar program Expanded Solar For All (E-SFA). The selected solar projects will be automatically, fully subscribed with National Grid customers enrolled in its Energy Affordability Program, providing affordable, clean energy to underserved New York communities.

The E-SFA program is spearheaded by the New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) in partnership with utility company National Grid.

"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," commented Manish Nayar, Chairman and Founder of OYA Renewables. 

OYA Renewables' cooperation with NYSERDA and National Grid will last throughout the 25-year lifetime of the program and contribute millions in bill credits to New York communities. 

The program "helps underserved New Yorkers save on their monthly electricity bill and become a part of the clean energy transition," said Doreen M. Harris, President and CEO of NYSERDA.

"We are excited to partner with OYA and National Grid on these community solar projects that will extend the benefits of solar to more homeowners and renters across the state," added Harris.

Founded in 2009, OYA Renewables ranks as one of the top ten community solar developers in North America, with an accumulated solar capacity of 1,440 MWdc and a pipeline of 9 GW of distributed and utility-scale solar projects.

Once complete, the E-SFA program will deliver solar energy to nearly 175,000 income-eligible customers in upstate New York.

*Cover image: OYA Renewables

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