City of Rome

City of Rome

Kenyon Energy was chosen to develop this large-scale solar project for the city of Rome, NY. The project is a 2MW solar farm with nearly 10,000 solar panels over four acres of the capped Tannery Road landfill. The PPA is structured to ensure that over its 25-year life, solar power is price competitive with all other fuel sources and will generate millions of dollars of savings for town operations. This project commenced commercial operations in June 2016.

The Tannery Landfill is a 2.8 megawatt DC solar farm developed, designed, and constructed for New York’s City of Rome. This project was constructed atop a capped landfill; land with little to no development potential for any other type of more traditional infrastructure. The project required highly specialized engineering, site preparations, and management skills. In one instance, groSolar worked in partnership with the local utility to manage the installation of a 2,400 foot distribution line upgrade in order to facilitate the project’s interconnection.

The specialized engineering and construction methods included:

  • The use of concrete pads to avoid penetration into the capped landfill
  • Use of low-pressure construction vehicles to mitigate damage to the landfill’s cap
  • Re-feed of existing on-site loads with minimal interruption to landfill equipment operations

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Details

KENYON ENERGY’S ROLE
Developer, Owner-Operator
SYSTEM SIZE
2.80MW
SYSTEM TYPE
Ground mount
PROJECT LOCATION
New York
COMPLETION DATE
June 2016

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