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December 10, 2020

NYSERDA is seeking proposals to develop Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) in select New York State Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) regions. NYSERDA is soliciting these development proposals through two rounds of its DCFC Program, with the deadlines as follows:

  • Round 1: February 18, 2021 by 3:00 p.m. ET

  • Round 2: July 15, 2021 by 3:00 p.m. ET

NYSERDA has noted that DCFC deployment has been slow thus far as a result of high installation costs (such as equipment and labor), as well as low utilization, and uncertainty surrounding future vehicle technology. With this solicitation, NYSERDA hopes to fund between 75 and 125 DCFC EVSE, leading to accelerated EV adoption throughout New York State. $11 million has been made available—providing up to 80% of the cost to purchase and install public DCFC EVSE.

As the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) has outlined a goal of increased access to clean energy & sustainable infrastructure for all end-users, the program requires that at least 25% of the stations are located within half a mile of a disadvantaged community. The interactive map at this link allows you to enter an address in order to determine whether or not it is located within a disadvantaged community, as defined by the New York State and the Climate Justice Working Group (CJWG).

NYSERDA is also encouraging applicants to co-locate the DCFC chargers alongside Level 2 EV charging stations and distributed energy resources like solar PV projects and energy storage systems. Keep scrolling down in this article to find information about New York solar, community solar, and energy storage.

Additional details & documents regarding this solicitation are available on the NYSERDA website by following the link below, and you can also contact NYSERDA with queries at dcfc@nyserda.ny.gov:

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New York Community Solar

Community solar is a flexible way for New Yorkers to go solar and save on their utility bills without the hassle of installing solar panels on their own property. For those who are unable to install solar because their home is unsuitable or they do not have permission to install solar on the property, community solar offers a simple, alternative route to solar savings. Community solar removes the barriers to residential solar installation so anyone can sign up. Once you’ve subscribed to a project, you will see the savings on your monthly utility bill right away. Typically, community solar subscriptions require no long-term commitment and allow you to cancel your subscription at any time, or transfer the subscription if you move to a new location.

The Pitkin Project: NYC Community Solar

YSG Solar’s East Brooklyn community solar garden, The Pitkin Project, is now open to subscribers from all five New York City boroughs. You can learn more about The Pitkin Project here on the YSG Solar website, or sign up via the EnergySage Community Solar Marketplace at this link.

Solar Farm Land Leasing in New York

A solar farm is a straightforward way to generate extra income from your vacant, unused land. Developers like YSG Solar are seeking suitable land throughout New York and across the country. Landowners can lease their spare land to these developers, creating a stable, predictable revenue stream for the foreseeable future. With solar farm land leases generally in the region of 25 years, you could guarantee a solid income source for your family for the decades ahead. Typically, rental payments for solar farm land leases are made annually, on a per-acre basis, so you can easily project your future revenue from the solar farm. Although solar farm lease rates are extremely variable depending on factors like location, quantity of land, substation access, etc., solar farm lease rates across the United States generally range from $250 to $2,000 per acre, per year. Depending on the acreage of your land, this could be a very lucrative venture for landowners in New York and beyond. To learn about solar farm lease rates and land requirements, please contact YSG Solar today.

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Energy Storage Land Leasing in New York

In addition to conventional solar farm land leases, more and more landowners are also housing utility-scale energy storage projects on their land. While many homeowners and businesses have installed energy storage systems alongside their solar panels in recent years, there is also huge demand for utility-scale energy storage systems which take the pressure off the utility grid and help to facilitate the growth of renewables on a broader scale. These systems save time, cut costs, and reduce harmful emissions, while easing the strain on the power grid. 

Of course, land is required to house these utility-scale energy storage systems and this is where landowners come in. As with a solar farm, developers will pay a rental fee, typically on an annual basis, to lease your land for a utility-scale battery storage system. This is an excellent way for landowners to generate additional income while also supporting the growth of renewable energy and contributing to a reduction in carbon emissions. If you’ve got vacant land, get in touch with YSG today to determine its suitability and find out how much money you could make from a solar, or energy storage, land lease.

Interested in New York solar? YSG covers all aspects of the NY solar industry, from residential rooftop installations, to community solar subscriptions, to solar farm land leases. To learn more, send us an email or call at 212.389.9215 today.

YSG Solar is a project development vehicle responsible for commoditizing energy infrastructure projects. We work with long-term owners and operators to provide clean energy assets with stable, predictable cash flows. YSG's market focus is distributed generation and utility-scale projects located within North America.




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