Solar Farm Spotlight: Altus Bronx

Community Solar Farm
  • Jun 8, 2020

Each month, we spotlight one of the solar farms in our Community Solar program. Community Solar is a new way to receive some of the financial benefits of solar energy—without the hassle of installing your own solar panels. You can learn more about what Community Solar is in this blog post

The solar farms in our Community Solar program are groups of solar panels located in a field or on a rooftop that leverage the power of the sun to produce renewable energy. Solar farms typically feed into the larger electricity grid and help to shift the fuel mix to clean, renewable sources—while helping customers save money on their electric bills!

This month’s solar farm is Altus Bronx Community Solar Farm—one of the first community solar projects in New York City.

Location:

Altus Bronx Community Solar Farm is located in The Bronx, New York, mounted atop a 100,000-square-foot storage facility rooftop—a short distance from the Bronx Zoo!

Customers:

Altus Bronx Community Solar Farm can support nearly 200 residential customers within the ConEd utility service area in New York, across all 5 boroughs and Westchester County. Altus Bronx customers receive 5% savings on their solar bill credits!*

Interconnection (when the solar farm starts generating power): 

Altus Bronx Community Solar Farm “turned on” and started generating solar power in December 2019. Since then, nearly 200 homeowners and renters have cut their emissions and led cleaner, healthier lives while supporting renewable energy.

Capacity (how much solar energy the solar farm can generate):

Altus Bronx Community Solar Farm has the capacity to generate 767,976 kWh of clean solar energy each year. That’s the equivalent of:¹

  • 117 cars taken off the road for one year; or

  • 598,300 pounds of coal not burned; or

  • 8,978 tree seedlings grown for 10 years!

More about solar in New York:²

  • New York ranks 10th in the country for solar capacity.

  • There is enough solar installed in New York to power more than 373,000 homes.

  • There are more than 10,700 solar jobs in the state.

  • Solar prices in New York have fallen 38% in the last 5 years!

Interested in joining a Community Solar farm? 

If you’re a New York resident within ConEd’s service area, you can sign up today and save up to 5% on your electric bill.* 

If you’re not a New York resident, find your local Community Solar farm and sign up today to save money and the planet!

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¹EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator

²SEIA, New York Solar

*IMPORTANT: Community Solar offers you bill credits at a 5% discount for up to 80% of your home’s energy usage for a three year term. Your subscription price and your bill credit rate are subject to change each month over the term of your Agreement, but your price will always be a 5% discount to the credits you receive. Your current energy supply will stay the same and the environmental benefits of the solar energy production will go to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. An early cancellation fee of $200 applies if you cancel with less than 90 days’ notice. Limited to well-qualified applicants. Terms and conditions apply.


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