Project Details

In 2022, Sol Systems completed a 6 MW array with Monroe County Water Authority (MCWA) in Macedon, NY. Part of the Water Authority’s long-term goal to reduce energy expenses, the array is expected to generate 8 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year, which represents more than 15 percent of MCWA’s energy needs for water pumping and treatment. The project is one of the first in New York State to utilize bifacial solar modules and single axis tracking, and features newly planted pollinator habitats.

Sol Systems was selected to install and operate the solar array through a competitive bid process led by New York Power Authority. In return, the kilowatt hours of energy produced by the panels are delivered to Rochester Gas & Electric and a percentage is credited to MCWA on its energy bills. The project also qualified for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) solar energy incentive, which will pay nearly $1 million towards the project over the first two years of operation.

Project Impacts

Pollinator Habitats

The site was planted with a seed mixture of pollinator plants, which will create new habitats for local pollinators in a boost to the surrounding ecosystem.