The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has awarded New York Metropolis’s single-largest photo voltaic vitality undertaking – a growth at John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport – to SunPower Corp. and Goldman Sachs Renewable Energy Group.

Inbuilt partnership with the New York Energy Authority (NYPA), the JFK Worldwide Airport Photo voltaic Photovoltaic Venture will generate roughly 13 MW of onsite photo voltaic and roughly 7.5 MW of battery storage, together with a 6.1 MW neighborhood photo voltaic era facility.

The undertaking will embody Constructing 141 and Lengthy Time period Parking Lot 9. Constructing 141 will host roughly 1 MW of rooftop photo voltaic, and Lot 9 will host greater than 13 MW of photo voltaic and roughly 7.5 MW of vitality storage.

The vitality not earmarked for neighborhood photo voltaic will likely be used onsite at JFK, offsetting the Port Authority’s buy of standard electrical energy sources.

Along with being the single-largest photo voltaic undertaking in New York Metropolis, it’s the largest deliberate neighborhood photo voltaic undertaking at an airport within the U.S.

“This modern photo voltaic growth at JFK is on a scale unprecedented in New York Metropolis, to not point out nationwide,” says NYPA President and CEO Gil C. Quiniones.

“NYPA is proud to be a accomplice in such a trailblazing undertaking that may assist JFK considerably scale back its greenhouse gasoline emissions whereas supporting Governor Cuomo’s inexperienced vitality objectives,” he provides. “The truth that the set up may also present reasonably priced renewable vitality to the local people makes this a sustainable good-neighbor undertaking worthy of replication by different amenities.”

SunPower is the photo voltaic developer and contractor for the infrastructure to be constructed. The monetary accomplice, Goldman Sachs Renewable Energy Group, will maintain the ability buy settlement. BlueWave Photo voltaic will help in offering the encircling airport neighborhood with reasonably priced entry to wash electrical energy produced by the photo voltaic system by managing the related subscriptions and billing.

The JFK renewable vitality program is a part of the Port Authority’s aim of lowering the company’s greenhouse gasoline emissions by 35% by 2025 and advance its long-term aim of an 80% discount in all emissions by 2050.

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