A property in the Eastchester Heights community of the Bronx will soon be using energy from solar panels, which is expected to produce over 1.1 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of clean electricity.
Taconic Investment Partners and Clarion Partners, LLC have contracted Bright Power, an energy and water management consulting and construction company, to design and install 917 kilowatts (kW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels at the Quality Communities property in the Bronx.
Installation is slated to begin this month and expected to be completed by the end of the year. Consisting of 3,005 305-watt panels, the Bright Power team is using ballasted racking, enabling them to build the entire system without making any penetrations into the roof. Using SolarEdge inverters with DC optimizers, the technology allows each solar panel’s production to be optimized independently of surrounding panels with energy production monitoring at the panel level. This is the first time Taconic has incorporated solar technology into one of its properties.
The solar panels at the Quality Communities property will help New York State reach its goal of 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040 and decrease emissions in an area that has the highest asthma rates in the country.
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