Owens Corning, NYSERDA and Constellation complete “largest” NY-SUN solar project

The solar system is expected to generate around 3.3 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year for one of Owens Corning’s facilities in New York.

Owens Corning, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, or NYSERDA, and Constellation recently completed a 2.7-MW solar generation project at Owens Corning’s thermal and acoustical insulation plant. The solar project is the largest to date under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s NY-Sun initiative, and could supply roughly 6 percent of the plant’s electricity.

Constellation financed, built, owns and maintains the ground-mounted PV system, which is composed of  approximately 9,000 panels located on more than nine acres.

Electricity generated by the system will be purchased by Owens Corning under a 20-year power purchase agreement with Constellation.

Frank O’Brien-Bernini, vice president and chief sustainability officer for Owens Corning, said: "This solar project represents our continuing efforts to implement programs that advance our 2020 Environmental Footprint Goals.

John B. Rhodes, president and CEO for NYSERDA, called the Owens Corning large-scale solar project a "great example" of how public-private partnerships are changing the landscape of New York's clean-energy economy.

National Grid, the utility serving the Feura Bush plant, previously awarded Owens Corning nearly $1 million in energy efficiency grants to help reduce its energy usage and carbon footprint.



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