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Lightstar Announces ‘1st’ Agrivoltaics Project In New York & More From Enfinity, Teralight

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Lightstar Renewables says the Old Myers Agrivoltaic Project will enable production of strawberries, tomatoes, peppers and lavender among other produce on the farmland. (Illustrative Photo; Photo Credit: chinahbzyg/Shutterstock.com)

Lightstar Renewables building New York’s ‘1st’ agrivoltaic plant; Enfinity Global acquires 546 MW solar assets from CS Energy; Teralight has secured solar PPA for Canadian project with an unidentified company. 

2 MW agrivoltaic project in New York: Lightstar Renewables has started work on a 2 MW agrivoltaic project that it calls as the 1st such power plant in New York. The Old Myers is a dual-use community solar project in Wappingers Falls, Poughkeepsie. The landowners plan to continue using the land for the production of strawberries, tomatoes, peppers and lavender among other produce. Solar panels will be mounted at enough height and space to allow adequate space for crops to grow and livestock to graze. Lightstar said the project on Thompson family’s farmland facilitates its ability to keep the site in agricultural production as well as generate stable lease income over 25 years. Construction on the project is scheduled to begin during Autumn 2023 and complete by Summer 2024. 

Agrivoltaics was one among the innovative PV applications discussed at the recent TaiyangNews Virtual Conference on Advanced Solar Module Innovations. Click here for conference summary. 

546 MW solar assets change hands: Independent power producer (IPP) Enfinity Global has acquired 546 MW solar assets under development in Colorado from CS Energy. It comprises 3 projects that are expected to enter construction over the next 2 years. Once operational, these will produce 1,054 GWh/year. Enfinity says it currently has a global portfolio of over 17 GW with 6 GW solar and storage assets under development across the US.  

PPA for Canadian project: Israel-based solar developer Teralight has secured a power purchase agreement (PPA) with an unidentified Canadian energy infrastructure company for its Dunmore Solar Plant. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) entails sale of electricity worth approximately NIS 800 million from the 173 MW Dunmore Solar Project in Canada. It accounts for 70% or 121 MW of the project’s output. Teralight aims to sell 30% of the output in the open market expecting higher returns. 

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