Community Solar Becomes More Accessible to New Yorkers - OnForce Solar Announces 2.8 MW in Community Solar Energy
New York, NY, Feb 18, 2019
OnForce Solar (“OnForce”), a leader in commercial and industrial solar systems along the ConEdison grid, is pleased to announce the addition of two Community Solar farms to their Community Solar marketplace. With the addition of these two projects, OnForce now has five Community Solar farms available to subscribers on their marketplace and has another nineteen projects currently under permitting and development.
One of the Community Solar farms is located on the rooftop of a WB Mason distribution facility in the Bronx. The other is located on the rooftop of a Pepsi distribution center in Brooklyn. Each system produces 1.1 MW in peak power generation and combined will avert over 2,000 tons of Carbon each year, equivalent to taking 386 passenger vehicles off the road or planting 30,000 tree seedlings.
“Community Solar is making waves in unlocking New York City’s massive rooftop solar potential,” said Charles Feit, CEO of OnForce Solar. “Hosting a solar system is a great new source of revenue for property owners, especially in the outer boroughs. Not only do property owners receive a higher ROI from going solar through this model, but it also makes local solar possible for the millions of New Yorkers that do not own their rooftops.”
Furthermore, Community Solar is more accessible to New Yorkers than ever before as location restrictions for the program have recently changed. To participate in OnForce Solar’s Community Solar program, subscribers no longer are restricted to the five New York City boroughs; the only requirement is that they are a Con Edison account holder. With the addition of new Community Solar farms, changes to location restrictions, and contract options for as little as three months, Solar Energy has truly never been as accessible to New Yorkers.