Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of a major solar project at Davidson Chevrolet in the North Country, the latest of 16 projects at Davidson locations throughout Central and Northern New York. The project will provide clean, renewable energy to the car dealership and save an estimated $1 million in expenses over the next 20 years. As a part of the NY-Sun Initiative, the completion of this project advances the Governor’s Reforming the Energy Vision strategy and the Clean Energy Standard, a nation-leading mandate to supply half of its electricity needs from renewable energy resources by 2030.
“New York is becoming a national leader in renewable energy, and much of that success is driven by businesses like Davidson Chevrolet that are looking to reduce costs and preserve our environment,” Governor Cuomo said. “This solar project will serve as a model for other businesses across the state, and will move us closer to a cleaner, greener and more resilient New York for all.”
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority provided $225,000 from the Governor’s $1 billion NY-Sun initiative to support the solar installation. The project, developed by High Peaks Solar, is in final testing prior to it being interconnected to the grid.
Photos of the solar arrays and dealership can be found here.