Mohon now home to 6-acre solar farm
Here’s something to make you Mohon Proud!
Mohonasen recently completed the construction of a 1,500-kilowatt solar array thanks to the state’s K-12 Solar Initiative. The district wasn’t responsible for construction and now will save more than $50,000 a year in energy costs. The array, which spans about six acres, is expected to generate 1,918 megawatt-hours of power each year and will offset more than 1,356 metric tons of CO2 a year (that’s about the same as removing 288 cars from the road!)
View drone footage on our Facebook page here.
“Soon, teachers and students will have live access to electricity generation data from our array,” Superintendent Shannon Shine said. “Instead of learning about something happening remotely, Mohonasen students will learn about solar power right in our own backyard. It’s Mohon Pride in action.”
The array is located on the land between the Center for Advanced Technology and the NYS Thruway and it is the NY Power Authority’s largest array to date.