Solar garden turned on in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A nearly $2,000 solar panel display was turned on in Amsterdam on Monday.

Amsterdam’s Solar Garden is expected to save the city around $40,000 a year in energy costs. One-third of the power used by the city government will now come from the sun.

The garden ill remotely power the city’s water treatment plant, waste water treatment plant, and the pump station. The garden was built by Monolith Solar. The company will also operate and monitor the system.

“This project deserves praise for being innovative on multiple levels because we’re breathing new life into this property, the decommissioned reservoir, making the garden a win-win for everybody,” Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara said.

The solar garden was built through a power purchase agreement, so the city did not spend any money.

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