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Construction of Coeymans solar farm to begin May 6

Apr 25, 2022 12:45 am

Melanie Lekocevic is reporting for Capital Region Independent Media that construction of the Coeymans Solar Farm project is scheduled to begin around May 6. The project by Hecate [HEK-uh-tee] Energy Albany will consist of a 40-megawatt solar electric generation facility located on 428 acres in the town of Coeymans, between Routes 9W and 101. Once completed, the solar facility is expected to supply 73,000 megawatt-hours of electricity yearly, providing enough energy to power more than 10,000 average households, according to the company’s website. The farm will include photovoltaic solar panels and other infrastructure including inverters, underground collection cables, two on-site collection substations, gravel access roads, and security fencing. Work at the site will generate noticeable noise, but that work will be largely limited to the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, according to the company. Coeymans Town Supervisor George McHugh welcomed the project. “I am excited that the solar farm is starting construction soon and very happy that Coeymans is playing such a vital role in green energy not only with this large solar farm, but also with the offshore wind project coming to Coeymans,” McHugh said. The project was approved April 14 by the New York State Public Service Commission. Coeymans Solar Farm is expected to create more than 140 temporary jobs during the construction phase. Read the full story at TheUpStater [dot] com.

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