Schenectady County Solar Energy Consortium Project (Ongoing)
In April 2019, the Schenectady County Solar Energy Consortium announced that they are working with General Electric (GE) to develop solar farms in nine different locations across the county. Two of those locations are in the City of Schenectady: one at the old landfill site on Cheltingham Avenue, and another near the wastewater treatment plant on Anthony Street. Not only will these new arrays decrease local greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but they will also save the city about twenty percent on our energy bills annually - that amounts to approximately $217,000 each year! The solar farms are expected to be up and running by next year, according to County Attorney Chris Gardner. The City of Schenectady is very proud to be part of the County's ambitious project.
Read this article in the Daily Gazette on the project for more information on other municipalities' participation.