Its appearance raised questions about how this huge solar array could have been installed without site plan approval from the Hudson Planning Board, since, although it is on the border with Greenport, the array is definitely within the city limits of Hudson.
Today, at 10:30 a.m., the Hudson City School District hosted a ribbon cutting for its new solar array. The solar array was installed as part of the New York Power Authority's K-Solar Program, initiated by Governor Andrew Cuomo and involving NYPA, NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority), the Governor's Energy Office, and the NYS Education Department. According to the NYPA website, "The K-Solar Program empowers schools to procure affordable solar energy without affecting school district budgets." HCSD is among about a third of the school districts in New York State that have joined the program, which is described as "a national model for school solarization."
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