Borrego Solar Systems Inc. has completed a 2.6 MW solar photovoltaic system on Tompkins Cortland Community College's (TC3) main campus in Dryden, N.Y.
TC3's solar PV system is expected to meet 90% of its electricity demand. The college will take the energy produced from the project under a 25-year power purchase agreement.
TC3 expects to realize first-year savings of approximately $30,000, with potentially greater annual savings if retail utility rates increase over time. The project has the support of the state's NY-Sun initiative.
‘The leadership at TC3 took action to control the college's energy costs and carbon footprint at an ideal time in New York," says Amy McDonough, senior project developer at Borrego Solar. ‘There are incentives and solar-friendly programs available statewide that make going solar for New York public entities the easiest and most cost effective it's ever been. Borrego Solar is working with colleges statewide looking to take control of their energy costs and reduce their risk in the face of rising energy prices.’