Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News | 23rd October
New Energy Equity has closed on a 7 MW system with National Energy Development located in the Village of Depew, N.Y. The Broadway solar farm, a 7 MWdc ballasted fixed tilt system, will be constructed on the Depew Village’s abandoned landfill, giving second life to the land atop the waste management system. The clean solar energy can be utilized by local businesses, schools, and municipalities to decrease their energy costs.
“New Energy Equity is excited to bring the Broadway solar project to life, as it not only provides clean energy to the Depew community, but also has a positive impact to land that otherwise would have very limited opportunity for use,” said New Energy’s President, Co-Founder, and CEO, Matt Hankey. “We are thrilled to partner with National Energy Development and look forward to a successful relationship together.”
Locally headquartered in the Village of Depew, NED purchased part of the landfill from the Village, and organized improvements to the site to make sure it was prepared for construction of the solar project. With those improvements made, New Energy and NED were able to begin development of the solar energy system.
“The Broadway Solar Farm is truly a win-win for everyone involved,” said Jim Bodecker and Paul Vargovich, co-owners of NED. “We’re proud to have this opportunity to remediate the Depew Village landfill while creating a renewable energy source for our community.”
In the past two years, New Energy and NED have worked closely with the Village of Depew’s Mayor, Kevin Peterson, Attorney Sam Alba, and Dave Britton of GHD, the Village’s engineering firm, on the Broadway solar farm project.
“By partnering with Depew-based National Energy Development, the Village of Depew will be able to turn a barren, useless piece of Village property into a viable, clean energy-producing solar farm,” said Mayor Kevin Peterson. “The Village will retain 20 acres along a beautiful stretch of Cayuga Creek that could someday become a nature preserve much like Tifft Farm in Buffalo.”
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