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Ulster County committee OKs solar plan for Golden Hill housing project

Aug 01, 2023


Members of the county Legislature’s Health, Human Services and Housing Committee approved a pair of resolutions Tuesday that move forward plans to make the proposed Golden Hill housing development carbon neutral.

The move followed an update on the progress of the project status by officials from Pennrose, the Pennsylvania firm developing the 163-unit affordable and workforce housing project.

As part of the project, developers are looking to install a roughly 700-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the buildings, which they said is expected to meet the total demand of the all-electric development.

“We wanted to bring an absolute standout building when it came to sustainability and green infrastructure,” said Pennrose developer Wiliam D’Avella, said during a presentation prior to the committee meeting. “This project is going to be 100 percent electric. It is ready to be a net zero community and with this solar system … it will be fully net zero."

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