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The Horseshoe Solar project is being developed by Invenergy's six-person New York development team located in central New York, with support from engineers, construction managers and other professionals at Invenergy's headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. Kate Millar, an experienced wind and solar developer, is the dedicated Project Developer for Horseshoe Solar and is supported by Katy Warner, the team's Administrative Assistant, Renewable Development. To reach out, find Kate's and Katy's contact information on the Contact tab.
Horseshoe Solar is an opportunity to boost the local economy of Livingston and Monroe Counties and create jobs, all while generating clean, American-made energy to meet New York's growing electricity demand.
Invenergy is developing the project on private land it is leasing in the towns of Caledonia and Rush, and hopes to involve solar grazing as part of the project development and operation. The synthesis of solar energy production and herd grazing is just one of the many ways we at Invenergy are hoping to innovate in our field. Once operational, Horseshoe solar will help to further-secure our nation's energy independence while benefiting its host community of Caledonia economically and our planet environmentally.
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Solar power is the new cash crop for farmers and landowners. Lease payments provide a steady stream of income. Horseshoe Solar will pay out between $13 and $26 million in landowner payments over the first 20 years of the project.
Invenergy plans to hire a project manager and several technicians to perform routine maintenance on the solar facility. These will be permanent positions will based at a new O&M Building to be built by Invenergy in the project area. Interviews will begin after the start of project construction.
“[Locals] want the job because they’ve lived there all their lives...[It] gave me the opportunity to stay here and make a good living.”
O&M Manager, Spring Canyon Energy Center
Estimated annual property tax and tax-related payments include $600,000 to $900,000 per year in PILOT agreement payments.. Total shown is the estimated total payments over 20 years assuming 2% escalation per year.
“The Invenergy project is helping the tax payers by helping to pay the school debt down...so it gives tax reliefs to all of the tax payers in these school districts that the wind turbine project is in.”
Breckenridge Township Board Member
Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own, and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities in the Americas and Europe. Invenergy's home office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Europe. Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed more than 18,900 MW of projects that are in operation, construction or contracted, including wind, solar, natural gas-fueled power generation and energy storage projects.
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Successfully completed the development of 4 energy projects in New York to-date:
These projects have injected millions of dollars into local economies and provided an additional source of clean energy for New Yorkers and our nation. Invenergy continues to develop other wind and solar projects across New York, all in various stages of development.