Ulster County announces community solar for government electricity accounts

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KINGSTON – Ulster County has commenced community solar subscriptions for several county-owned electricity accounts. Two local community solar projects, developed by East Light Partners, PBC, will generate utility credits for four county-owned properties and save taxpayers close to $30,000 a year.

County Executive Patrick Ryan said residents can also participate in community solar through the Solarize Ulster program. “Not only will participating in community solar allow residents to be part of making a Green New Deal a reality, but it will also lower utility bills and save them money at a time when we know the financial pressures are so great on everyone,” he said.

ELP Myer Solar is a 2 MW community solar project on vacant industrial land in the Town of Saugerties. ELP Union Vale Solar is a 2 MW community solar project on Union Vale Town Landfill.

Ulster County selected East Light Partners through a competitive procurement process.