EarthKind Energy is proud to be the clean energy consultant to the New York State Bridge Authority (NYSBA), who broke ground on a 486KW solar system and had their 1,350 PV panels delivered this week.
EarthKind conducted the utility cost analysis, identified the Kingston-Rhinecliff bridge site, provided the solar project sizing, prepared the bid documentation, recommended the installation award, negotiated the Power Purchase Agreement that locked in a price of 10 cents per kwh for 20 years, coordinated the utility inter-connection application, and is overseeing the project installation and commissioning.
“The Bridge Authority’s commitment and actions to meet Governor Cuomo’s clean energy goals are unparalleled”, said Ron Kamen, CEO of EarthKind Energy. “The combined lighting efficiency gains and solar energy generation makes the Bridge Authority the first New York State government entity to effectively meet the Governor’s target. It’s this type of true leadership that will provide stable, affordable electricity prices; save taxpayers money; and create a healthier and more sustainable future for all of us.”
The video from the May 2, 2016 New Yorker’s for Clean Power is finally out! Mark Ruffalo, Ron Kamen and others spoke at the event held in New York City. Ron, representing E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) spoke about the recently published New York Clean Jobs report and the launching of the New Yorker’s for Clean Power campaign.
Ron Kamen, CEO of EarthKind Energy, is the featured speaker for the renown annual Herzog Lecture at Oakwood Friends School on Friday, April 29. Mr. Kamen is an expert in clean energy and was pivotal in the development of Oakwood’s new solar electric system this year. “People, Technology and the Forces of Nature” will be presented at 10:30 am in the Oakwood theater, 22 Spackenkill Road in Poughkeepsie, NY . See article here
EarthKind is proud to share Oakwood’s Friend’s School announcement of it’s brand new solar system. Oakwood is located in Poughkeespie, NY. This system will power the entire campus and service as a teaching tool for Oakwood students and others. It is located right at the front entrance of the campus, easy to see when you drive by. Looks beautiful and makes a public statement about Oakwood’s commitment to the environment! And – it saves money off it’s electric bill! Congratulations to Oakwood Friend’s School. We were thrilled to work with them to make this happen!
Every person and organization is unique. Part of the challenging fun is working through the solar development and decision-making processes with diverse individuals and organizations. While every project is great, the best ones are those where “the stars align, “magic happens”, and everyone is educated, empowered, and “enlightened” – as Chad Cianfrani so eloquently expresses in his Solstice note to Oakwood Friends School supporters…
EarthKind’s PV project at Oakwood Friend’s School is progressing quickly. The ground mounts were completed and now the panels are on the mounts. Very soon the school will have 100% of it’s electrical need produced by 100% renewable solar energy!
SUNY BEST Energy Leadership Team attended a tour of the Bates-Troy Cogen (Combined Heat & Power, CHP) system on Friday, December 18, 2015. Bates-Troy’s innovative 400KW Cogen system reduces daily energy costs and peak demand, and provides resilient emergency backup power during grid-failures.
From right to left:
Ed Arzouian, Bates Troy Special Project Director
Ron Kamen, EarthKind Energy (Cogen System Developer)
Per Stromhaug, VP Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Binghamton University
Rick Mancini, Custom Energy Solutions, LLC
Dennis Mitchell, Quantum Electric (Cogen System Installer)
Mike Straight, STREDC/NYSERDA
Adam Flint, Southern Tier Solar Works
Also of interest was Bates-Troy’s Heavy Duty Hybrid truck (a BAE System’s prototype), shown at the loEarading dock next to the Cogen’s electric interconnection hardware.”
This week, the NYS Public Service Commission (PSC) delivered on Governor Cuomo’s promise to create a statewide “Community Renewables” program. http://ny-sun.ny.gov/Get-Solar/Community-Solar
The community net metering initiative now allow multiple customers to net meter from a single solar generation facility – so anyone, anywhere in the state can sign up to save with solar, wind, or water power from a renewable energy generation system that is sited anywhere in their community.
As the PSC notes, “Many utility customers lack control over sites that can be configured into a location for a clean generation facility, even for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, the most common form of small on-site clean distributed generation.” The new program allows customers who don’t have a solar resource, or rent their homes or workplaces, to now sign up for solar (or wind or water) and gain the same benefits as those who can install a renewable energy system on their property.
EarthKind is working with customers to create Community Solar opportunities throughout the state.