Giant solar grid completed in New York

Dynamic Energy Solutions has completed the installation of a rooftop solar array at Autronic Plastics in Central Islip, New York. The 852 kilowatt system, one of the largest rooftop solar arrays on Long Island, sits atop Autronic's recently renovated manufacturing and headquarters facility.

It is expected to produce approximately 1.1 million kilowatt hours of solar-generated electricity annually. This project will provide a clean energy supply to the local utility grid, and in turn the community, for years to come. The energy produced by the solar array avoids the emission of 745 tons of carbon dioxide per year — the equivalent to offsetting 1.8 million miles driven per year by an internal combustion engine passenger vehicle.

"When our company decided to consolidate manufacturing facilities in 2014, we relocated and renovated an older commercial building in Central Islip. It was our desire to create a facility that was clean and green," said Michael Lax, Chairman of Clear-Vu/API. "We delayed a decision on solar until we needed to replace the existing roof. When approached by Dynamic, we were able to meet more of our green goals and provide renewable energy to the grid without impacting our financial resources."

The solar project was awarded a long-term Feed-in-Tariff contract under the PSE&G Long Island ‘FIT III’ incentive program. Dynamic Energy was able to install the solar project at no cost to Autronic, with Dynamic Energy operating and maintaining the rooftop project under a unique long-term partnership.

 

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Source: engineerlive.com

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