ConnectGen is developing a large-scale solar project in southern Cayuga County along New York State Route 34. ConnectGen expects to install up to 300 megawatts (MW) of solar in the area, which has the potential to power over 50,000 homes annually in New York State.
ConnectGen identified the area within the Towns of Genoa and Venice as suitable for solar development because of its proximity to the existing transmission system with available capacity, site suitability with existing land use, minimal anticipated environmental impacts, and Cayuga County’s history of renewable energy development.
ConnectGen expects to use approximately 1,600 acres, wholly located within the Towns of Genoa and Venice, in Cayuga County for the Harvest Hills Solar Project, depending on engineering and environmental considerations.
Millions of dollars in increased revenue to the Towns of Genoa and Venice, Cayuga County, and the Southern Cayuga Central School District
Hundreds of local construction jobs and significant revenue to local businesses
Support of local community organizations through donations and sponsorships
Founded in 2018, ConnectGen is a renewable energy company focused on developing best-in-class wind, solar, and energy storage projects that will increase America’s supply of low-cost, domestically produced clean energy.
The ConnectGen team has previously managed and led the development of four utility-scale wind farms across New York.
As a testament to ConnectGen’s local expertise, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced a 20-year contract award in March of 2020 for ConnectGen’s South Ripley Solar and Storage Project in Chautauqua County. The South Ripley Solar and Storage Project was one of 21 large-scale solar, wind, and energy storage projects across upstate New York, totaling 1,278 MW of renewable capacity, to receive a contract award.
ConnectGen’s experienced development team has a track record of successfully identifying, developing, and constructing renewable energy projects. Our previous project successes have been built on a foundation of strong relationships with the landowners and communities hosting the projects. We are committed to working with landowners, neighbors, and all project stakeholders to safely and responsibly design and build projects that bring long-term benefits to the communities.