HUNT was hired to perform civil engineering for a utility scale 40 MW Solar farm in Coeymans, NY. The project was completed in 2023 and was one of the largest renewable energy projects built in NY at the time, encompassing an area of 241 acres.
This project presented a variety of civil and environmental challenges. To build this utility scale renewable energy collector, HUNT needed to ensure that the project would conserve the soil it is located on, prevent impacts to the existing watersheds, and avoid disturbance of natural and cultural resources. Important aspects of the project included mitigation efforts to ensure the preservation of soils on site, enhance farmland, and protect the natural water cycle that drives the local ecosystem. The project included value engineering the site to enhance constructability while maximizing the potential energy generated from the sun to power the grid.
HUNT worked closely with State Authorities and construction contractors to move this project forward quickly and effectively for the project owner.
Coeymans Solar Array will provide renewable energy to New Yorkers while protecting and preserving air quality, water quality, and soil resources. This 40-megawatt photovoltaic (PV) solar facility is capable of safely supplying 73,000 megawatt-hours of electricity per year to power over 10,000 average households. It delivers significant revenue to local governments and boosts local economies–creating over 140 construction jobs, providing community benefit to local government, and adding commerce for local businesses. It also reduces reliance on fossil fuels, avoiding greenhouse gas emissions, estimated to offset nearly 55,825 tons of CO2 per year, equivalent to taking over 12,136 average cars off the road.
Fusion Industries LLC
Electrical & Structural Engineering
Federal & State Funding
Landfill Cap Evaluation
Solar Array Installations
Site Feasibility Review
Site Location Analysis
Solar Field & Rooftop Units
The Coeymans Solar Array Project was selected as a winner for the 2023 Yearbook of Engineering Achievement Award for Environmental/Sustainability by Civil + Structural Engineer Media.