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Governor Announces Approval of Siting Permits for Three Major Solar Facilities


Yesterday, Governor Kathy Hochul announced the NYS Office of Renewable Energy has issued three sitting permits to help deliver clean energy to power over 69,000 homes in the state for at least 20 years.

One of those projects is the Homer Solar Energy Center, a 90 MW solar electric generating facility in the Town of Homer, Cortlandville and Solon.

“Accelerating the development of renewable energy is a top priority to ensure we reach our climate goals, create jobs, and spur economic development across the state,” Governor Hochul said. “We’re cementing our position as a national leader in climate action, and these investments will help create a clean and healthy New York where future generations can thrive.”

The other two sitting permits issued were for Tracy Solar, a 119 MW solar electric generating facility in Orleans, and Clayton in Jefferson County, and Riverside Solar, a 100 MW Solar electric generating facility located in Lyme and Brownville, also in Jefferson County.

The projects are projected to provide almost $20 million dollars within the first 20 years to the hosting county’s of Cortland and Jefferson in the form of the PILOT program.

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