The solar farm is planned to be built in the
Town of Coeymans, Albany County.
Situated between Route 9W and Route 101 on
parcels totaling 428 acres (final layout of the
solar arrays are still being developed and actual
footprint will use less than the total acreage).
The solar farm site is crossed by an existing
National Grid 115-kV transmission line, so
construction of a transmission line will not be
required (A new substation would be installed to
connect the solar farm to the existing line).
Current land use in the vicinity includes a mix of
industrial, agricultural production, rural residential
development, and sparsely forested areas.
Lafarge Ravena Cement Plant (about 1 mile
southeast of solar farm site), Lafarge and
Callanan quarries (about 0.5 miles west),
Oldcastle Precast (about 0.5 miles northwest), and Callanan Industries, (about 0.75 miles northwest) are prominent elements of the local area.
PV panels arrays on the solar farm are low-profile (about the height of field corn stalks), with landscape buffering the facility minimal
ground-level visual impacts are expected to be minimal.