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Community Solar Garden

Nautilus Solar Energy has a vison of expanding community solar garden. Solar energy, believes Nautilus should not be something only available to the well-endowed. In fact, solar energy should be available to all and especially where it is most needed.

With that in mind, has just opened the first of three solar projects in New York. Located in Westtown, the 2.83-MW community solar garden covers 15 acres and will provide energy cost savings to 300 homes.

The energy generated by this solar project will directly benefit qualified residential community solar subscribers. “This community solar milestone extends Nautilus’s vision towards extending a sustainable future for those customers that are unable to install large-scale solar facilities directly on [their property],” said Jim Rice, CEO, Nautilus Solar Energy.

Many believe this is just the beginning

While Westtown received over $1 million from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) through NY-Sun, it is part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s $1 billion initiative for solar development and move New York State closer to have a sustainable, self-sufficient solar industry.

Moreover, since 2011, solar in New York has increased more than 1,700%, utilizing nearly $3.8 billion in private investments. Furthermore, supporting Cuomo’s Green New Deal, were 70% of the state’s electricity should come from renewable resources by 2030.

Additionally, Nautilus has two other solar projects scheduled to open by Q3 2019 in the towns of Greenville and Chester.

“Congratulations to Nautilus Solar on the completion of their community solar project, which is becoming an increasingly popular option for New York residents and businesses that are unable to install solar on their property or rooftop,” concludes Alicia Barton, president and CEO, NYSERDA.

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