Standard Solar, SolarPark, Catalyst Power Complete N.Y. Community Solar Project

Standard Solar Inc., a company which owns, develops and operates commercial and community-solar assets, and SolarPark Energy, a community solar developer, have completed a 7.1 MW project in York, N.Y. Standard Solar funded its construction and will continue to own and operate it long-term.

The project was developed by SolarPark Energy. Catalyst Power Holdings LLC manages subscriber acquisition and customer support for the project.

The single-axis tracker system will produce approximately 10,794,000 kWh. The project is dedicated the late Thomas Guzek who founded SolarPark Energy.

“A native of New York, Tom was a tireless renewable energy advocate for the state, and he worked relentlessly to bring the benefits of solar and clean energy to the community of York,” says Daryl Pilon, director of business development at Standard Solar. “Working with Tom and Anne Cassidy to bring this project to closing was a truly rewarding experience. We’re proud to honor Tom’s memory by dedicating this project to him.”

“It warms my heart that this project is being dedicated to Tommy,” states Anne Cassidy, managing partner of SolarPark Energy. “He worked so hard on this and many other projects. His vision for 2015 was to contribute to the slowing of global warming. He wanted to do everything he could to make the world better for future generations. His vision was to make solar energy accessible to everyone, regardless of whether they were homeowners, renters, or businesses. He was so glad that this project was going to succeed.”

“In addition to benefiting hundreds of local businesses and residents, this project brings New York one step closer to meeting the goal of the state’s Climate Act to generate 70 percent of New York’s electricity from renewable energy by 2030,” adds Pilon.

Catalyst Power is now fully subscribed to the project. Catalyst Power recruits multiple smaller commercial subscribers, which provides community solar projects a safer, more resilient foundation of support while spreading solar’s benefits to a wider community of local businesses. New York’s community solar program provides residents and businesses the opportunity to save up to 10% on their utility bills while supporting local green energy development.

“Catalyst Power is committed to helping commercial and industrial businesses access clean energy solutions that deliver savings,” comments Gabe Philips, CEO of Catalyst Power. “New York’s community solar program is among the fastest and easiest ways for businesses to save money while supporting the local community. We’re thrilled to be working with Standard Solar and SolarPark Energy to fully subscribe the York community solar farm.”