NY-Sun Initiative Helps Car Dealership Add Solar

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has announced the completion of a 660 kW solar project at Davidson Chevrolet in the North Country, the latest of 16 projects at Davidson locations throughout central and northern New York.

According to a press release, the project will provide renewable energy to the car dealership and save an estimated $1 million in expenses over the next 20 years. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority provided $225,000 from the governor’s $1 billion NY-Sun initiative to support the solar installation. The project, developed by High Peaks Solar, uses remote net metering and is in final testing prior to grid connection.

“New York is becoming a national leader in renewable energy, and much of that success is driven by businesses like Davidson Chevrolet that are looking to reduce costs and preserve our environment,” says Cuomo. “This solar project will serve as a model for other businesses across the state, and will move us closer to a cleaner, greener and more resilient New York for all.”

Don Davidson, co-owner of Davidson Chevrolet, comments, “Davidson Chevrolet is pleased to be part of New York State’s clean energy efforts. This solar project is an example of our continued commitment to using clean energy to reduce costs and benefit the environment.”

Photo courtesy of NYSERDA


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