The Mohonasen Central School District is now home to the New York Power Authority’s largest solar farm.
The solar farm, which sits on six acres between the district’s new Center for Advanced Technology and the Thruway, can produce over 1.5 megawatt hours of power each year, according to a release from the state Power Authority Thursday.
The solar array is expect to save the district more than $50,000 in utility costs and offset the equivalent of nearly 300 cars on the road each year. It is the largest array installed by the Power Authority as it develops another 100 megawatt hours of solar arrays around the state.
Mohonasen will be able to monitor the solar array’s production in real time and use development of the array as a teaching tool for students.
“The new solar array provides a tangible opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to our community and to our students,” Mohonasen Superintendent Shannon Shine said in a news release.