NYS Assembly CLCPA Implementation Hearing testimony by U.S. Light Energy

U.S. Light Energy’s President and CEO, Mark Richardson, shares his testimony and comments regarding the implementation of New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). This video contains excerpts from the New York State Assembly’s public hearing on May 13, 2021, which was conducted by the Assembly Climate Change Working Group, and the Assembly [...]

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U.S. Light Energy and Standard Solar Host National Grid CEO and President At Sugar Hill Community Solar Farm

Clifton Park, NY, June 25, 2021 – Last week, on June 16, Latham, NY based community solar developer U.S. Light Energy, along with its partner Standard Solar Inc., a nationally recognized leader in the development, funding, ownership and operation of commercial and community solar assets, hosted National Grid CEO John Pettigrew and US President Badar [...]

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What Makes a Great Community Solar Site?

At U.S. Light Energy, we are consistently reviewing landowner submitted properties to see if they are viable candidates for a community solar project. As we review those, we consider a wide variety of factors, some of which can be difficult for landowners to gauge, like construction costs, zoning rules and potential system sizes. Others, however, [...]

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Solar Myths Debunked: Solar Panel Recycling

As the number of installed solar projects continues to climb, and projects installed in the late 1990s and early 2000s approach the end of their usable life, there is mounting concern over what happens to used solar panels after they are decommissioned. Are they left to rot? Sent to a landfill? Or are they recycled [...]

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Over Two Dozen Ways You Can Make A Difference on Earth Day 2021

The team at U.S. Light Energy is committed to fighting climate change and ending greenhouse gas emissions. For us, every day is an opportunity to make a difference.  Today, however, is Earth Day! A day dedicated to environmental education and action worldwide. For over 50 years, Earth Day has been a focal point of both the [...]

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How Much Land is Needed for Community Solar?

How Much Land is Needed for Community Solar? How much land would it take to meet 100% of New York’s electricity needs from solar energy alone? [...]

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Meet The Women of U.S. Light Energy

March is Women’s History Month, so to celebrate, we’ve been featuring some of the amazing women that work at U.S. Light Energy. You’ve already had the chance to meet each of them on our Facebook page, but to finish the month, we’re posting all of them together. These incredible women are each an integral part [...]

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Successful Fundraising Efforts Result in Malta Give to Dine Program Extension to March 3

Chamber Commends local donors and supporting companies that have raised more than $10,000 to feed the Hungry in Malta Malta, NY – The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce today announced that due to the generous support of local businesses and Chamber members, the creative “Give to Dine” program in Malta would continue through March 31, [...]

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Introducing the US Light Energy Land Lease Referral Program

US Light Energy is committed to developing clean, renewable energy projects that have a positive impact on the environment and the surrounding community. Our landowners share that commitment, and they benefit from the projects developed on their land. Now, with our new Land Lease Referral Program, if you share that commitment and want to have [...]

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Lee Evans Joins U.S. Light Energy

Latham, NY based solar developer US Light Energy is pleased to announce the addition of Lee Evans to its growing team as its new Sales Director. Most recently, Lee was head of Business Development at ReWire Energy, a family-owned Energy Advisory firm. He has been a proven sales leader throughout his 30+ years of experience in sales and marketing. Prior to his tenure at ReWire, Lee excelled in a variety of roles, including senior sales leadership positions at one of [...]

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US Light Energy Announces Support for the Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad

Company Well Positioned To Capitalize On Renewal Energy Production Opportunities Latham, NY, January 28, 2021 — US Light Energy announces its support for President Biden’s recent executive actions that prioritize the global climate crisis as the center of US foreign policy and national security, committing to a government-wide approach to addressing the crisis, and affirming the use of federal resources to [...]

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The Development of a Community Solar Project in Clifton Park, New York

Clifton Park, New York, is a town with a population of nearly 38,000, about twelve miles north of Albany. Its first community solar project, the Sugar Hill Solar Farm, opened in October. It was not all that long ago that permitting and financial structures for community solar projects were not in place for the State [...]

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New York is Leading on Community Solar

November 14, 2019 Market Developments, New Technology, Standard Solar By Daryl Pilon New York State has become one of the country’s leading markets for community solar, and Standard Solar, along with its partners, is providing the expertise and financing needed to bring these types of projects to completion. The state’s embrace of community solar is the result of [...]

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U.S. Light Energy Breaks Ground on Community Solar Project in Denmark, NY, First in Lewis County

DENMARK, NY – October 29, 2019 – U.S. Light Energy, a leading New York solar energy company specializing in the development of solar electric and community solar systems, executives along with local, state and federal representatives and project partners held a groundbreaking event in Denmark, New York to officially launch construction of the Denmark Community [...]

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U.S. Light Energy Completes First-Of-Its-Kind Community Solar Farm in Clifton Park

Sugar Hill Solar Farm will power up to 600 homes and businesses CLIFTON PARK, NY – October 22, 2019 – Today, U.S. Light Energy, a leading New York solar energy company specializing in the development of solar electric and community solar systems, celebrated the completion of the Sugar Hill Solar Farm. Local officials, project partners [...]

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Rewire Energy Announces New Partnership with US Light Energy

Agreement Allows Saratoga-based Zero Energy Consulting Firm to Market and Sell Subscriptions to Community Solar Projects Across the Region Saratoga Springs, NY – ReWire Energy today announced an exciting new partnership with U.S. Light Energy, a Latham, New York-based distributed generation energy development company, that will offer power from U.S. Light Energy’s Community Solar Projects [...]

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New York Energy Summit

Later this week, U.S. Light Energy President and CEO Mark Richardson will participate in an important discussion on the future of distributed solar during the New York Energy Summit in Albany, New York (Oct 16-18). The discussion, The Distributed Solar Boom & Why It’s Critical to Fulfilling NY’s New Policies, will focus on New York’s [...]

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US Light Energy and Capital Roots Announce Community Solar Partnership

Community Solar Subscribers help support Capital Roots with $50 donation TROY, NY – US Light Energy, a leading New York solar energy company specializing in the development of solar electric and community solar systems, joined Capital Roots today along with local and state representatives, advocates, and supporters at Capital Roots’ headquarters in Troy, NY to [...]

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Learn How Community Solar Deals Get Done!

Join three nationally-known community solar experts—including our own President and CEO Mark Richardson—on Wednesday, July 10, as they discuss how to get community solar deals done during an informative webinar in cooperation with pv magazine USA.   Currently, between 50% and 75% of potential solar consumers, including residences, businesses, schools and towns (among others), can’t put [...]

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7 MW Community Solar Site Under Construction

US Light Energy begins construction on 7-MW community solar project in New York [...]

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New York’s Golden Opportunity for Solar Energy

By Mark Richardson, President and CEO of U.S. Light Energy I’ve just finished a new podcast featuring an interview with David Wallace-Wells, whose new book, The Uninhabitable Earth, Life After Warming, offers a sobering account of the current state of our climate and humanity’s path forward. The single most alarming fact is that “half of [...]

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Community Solar is Here: Time to Subscribe and Save

When it comes to “going clean and saving green,” nothing fits the bill quite like community solar. We’re thrilled to be kicking our subscription process into high gear, as we introduce increased capabilities and expanded opportunities to access the energy, environmental and economic benefits of solar power. In fact, the time to subscribe to community [...]

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US Light Energy and Tri-County Energy Cooperative Sign 20-Year PPA for 16 MW of Solar Power

Multiple project locations across upstate New York will generate 20M kWh of clean, renewable energy annually for consortium members LATHAM, NY – US Light Energy, a leading New York solar energy company specializing in the development of solar electric and community solar systems, has been selected to construct 16 MW of solar generation capacity for [...]

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Solar Power Could Be Lucrative For Lewis County Farmers

Solar power may be the new wave in Lewis County. U.S. Light Energy, a company out of Latham, New York, is contracting with a handful of farmers around the county to put up what are called “Community” solar projects View Press Release Article Here [...]

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Standard Solar Boosts Community Solar Portfolio Through Acquisition of Six Solar Projects in New York from US Light Energy

Six locations will generate more than 46,725,000 kWh of clean, renewable energy for NY residents via community solar. [...]

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Solitude Solar, LLC is now US Light Energy

Solitude Solar, LLC in Latham, New York recently announced they have changed their name to US Light Energy. “The name change helps to [...]

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An Interview with Mark Richardson: President of Solitude Solar

Mark Richardson: President of Solitude Solar LLC takes some time to share a few words about who we are, where we came from and why we are so passionate about building projects that will benefit people for generations to come. [...]

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Times Union: “Solitude Solar Rising on Wave of Community Solar Projects” October 2017

The solar industry isn’t easy, and the owners of US Light Energy aren’t ones to back down from even the most difficult challenges. [...]

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The Climate Clock is Ticking…

Carbon pollution is the primary reason the Earth is warming. The higher the number climbs over time, the greater the risk from climate change. [...]

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Big Increases in Electric and Gas Bills Proposed Across Upstate New York

National Grid has asked the NYS Public Service Commission (PSC) for big increases in your electric and gas delivery rates: 17.5% for electric and 20.5% for natural gas. [...]

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Solitude Solar Project Lewis County, NY

The Watertown Daily Times has written an article on an upcoming Solitude Solar Community Solar Farm project in Lewis County, NY! [...]

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