Location

  • 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 is 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 mile west),
    Oldcastle Precast (about 0.5 miles northwest, and Callanan Industries, (about 0.75 miles northwest) are prominent elements of local area.

     

  • PV panels arrays on the solar farm are low-profile (about the height of corn stalks), with landscape buffering the facility minimal
    ground-level visual impacts are expected to be minimal.

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