The Ridge View Solar Energy Center is a proposed 350MW solar facility that will be sited on approximately 2,000 acres of private land located in the Towns of Hartland and Newfane in Niagara County, New York.
The project will generate enough electricity to power 75,000 homes, provide tax and job benefits to the region, and contribute to New York State’s renewable energy targets.
Construction could start as early as 2022 (at the conclusion of permitting) and be operational 18 months thereafter. Once the project is online, it is estimated that it will contribute more than one million dollars of new revenues for the Towns of Hartland and Newfane, Niagara County and associated school districts every year. More than 300 jobs will be created during construction (expected to last one to two years) as well as four full time positions during operation, fostering significant long-term job growth along with other projects across the state within the renewable energy sector. Businesses that benefit from labor, services and material supply before, during and after construction include environmental consulting, project and construction management, surveying, geotech, construction services, equipment rental, landscaping, maintenance, and hospitality to name a few.
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