Cayuga Solar project moving forward as it awaits funding

In May, big news was announced by the Cayuga Operating Company – a large-scale solar project would be taking up residence at its 434-acre site in Lansing. The proposed large-scale clean energy project, Cayuga Solar, is planned to generate 18 megawatts of solar electricity, enough to power the equivalent of 3,100 homes.

Since then, Cayuga Solar project team has been busy, going out for bid for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) phase of the work for the solar farm. They also have prepared and submitted proposals into several renewable energy solicitations from New York State including NYPA, NYSERDA, and the Regional Economic Development Council.

“We are also interested in and have been working to connect with large commercial and institutional energy users who might be interested in buying renewable energy from Cayuga Solar,” said Minda Conroe, spokesperson for Cayuga Solar, adding that work continues on permitting, including working with the Town of Lansing. “We continue to have an ongoing dialogue and partnership with our town to have the best project possible.”

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