New York Web site Committee Approves 100 MW Solar Farm
The New York State Board on Electric Generation Siteing and the Environment has approved Flint Mine Solar LLC to build and operate a 100 MW solar farm in the cities of Coxsackie and Athens, Greene County.
The facility will be located on approximately 1,638 hectares of privately leased or purchased land. The solar modules are connected to the power grid via the National Grid infrastructure. The client estimates that the construction of the solar park will take around 18 months.
Flint Mine’s formal motion to the board of directors was deemed compliant on August 12, 2020. The 33 parties to the proceedings included several government agencies, the municipalities, civil and workers' groups.
As a direct and indirect benefit, the developer purchases up to 90% of the land needed for the project directly from the current landowners prior to construction, resulting in a direct contribution of nearly $ 15 million to the local economy. The developer will purchase and maintain the 62.5 acre Flint Mine Hill parcel and create a nearly 300 acre grassland reserve.