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T-Mobile invests in 17 MW of community solar in New York

Written by: Leonard Parker | solar news | January 26, 2022

DSD Renewables has partnered with T-Mobile to develop three community solar projects in New York. In 2018, T-Mobile became the first major U.S. telecom to sign the RE100 commitment to power its entire business with 100% renewable electricity.

“Working with a leader in corporate ESG, such as T-Mobile, has been an honor,” says Eric Pollock, Chief Commercial Officer at DSD. “We’re excited to continue growing this partnership and to support T-Mobile in its quest to further expand its renewables footprint and bring even more benefits to local communities.”

The projects, which total 17MW, are located in New York, in the towns of Richland (2.63 MW), Aldrich (6.95 MW) and Silver Creek (7.5 MW). The Richland site is operational, with the two other sites expected to be operational in Q1 2022.

“Community solar projects play an important role in creating a sustainable future. These projects not only help us in reducing our environmental impact, but they will also bring new clean energy benefits to local communities and organizations,” says Chad Wilkerson, Director of Sustainability and Infrastructure Sourcing at T-Mobile.

NRG served as the RFP consultant for T-Mobile, which selected DSD on the strength of its community solar portfolio. DSD will be the long-term owner of the projects. The partnership between DSD and T-Mobile is expected to continue, with plans for T-Mobile to serve as an offtaker for additional projects currently under development with DSD.

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