OnForce Solar completes a 402 kW rooftop solar installation at the Price Master Corporation corporate office and warehouse distribution center in Queens, New York. The solar system will cover 100% of the facility’s energy needs.
Solar provider OnForce Solar recently announced it’s bringing more commercial solar to New York. With the NY-Sun Initiative and Governor Cuomo’s commitment to solar in the state, we’re already seeing some of these projects become reality.
OnForce Solar has completed one of these, a 402 kW rooftop solar installation at the Price Master Corporation corporate office and warehouse distribution center in Queens, New York.
The 402 kW system integrates Con Edison’s supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, which lets the utility remotely monitor and control the solar installation.
The SCADA system, part of the Smart Grid Deployment Project, has the added benefit of increasing the resiliency of Con Edison’s grid. That should help protect the utility’s customers from catastrophic power outages. This is the OnForce Solar’s fourth deployment in conjunction with the utility under the Smart Grid Deployment Project.
Price Master’s rooftop solar system is expected to generate more than 420,000 kilowatt-hours of clean energy per year. In addition to providing substantial savings in energy costs for the company, the system will offset 638,224 pounds of CO2 emissions annually.
Charles Feit, CEO of OnForce Solar commented, “It was a pleasure working with Price Master on its solar initiatives. The solar system will cover 100% of the energy needs of the facility. The management team is forward thinking and clearly ahead of the curve.”
The solar installation was partly funded through an award that Price Master received from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) from Governor Cuomo’s NY-Sun initiative. A property tax abatement from New York City also helped.
New York City businesses are burdened with some of the highest energy costs in the nation. Converting to solar energy has become a more viable option in New York State due to a combination of city and federal incentives, lower solar panel prices, and solar financing options.