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Tour of 6MW Solar Farm at Riverview Solar Technology Park

August 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Tour of 6MW Solar Farm at Riverview Solar Technology Park 

August 19th @ 3:30 pm, rain date: August 26th 

Register here!

 

Event description

Montante Solar will be hosting a tour of a 6MW Single Axis Tracker System, located inside Riverview Solar Technology Park in Tonawanda, NY. In conjunction with the tour, there will be stations available to visit that will talk about how you can contribute to ecosystem health as you network at the end of the tour:  

    • Molly Ventura- Landscape Architect: Will talk about the importance of pollinators and how to incorporate pollinator plants into corporate and at-home landscaping
    • Erie County & the Black Rock Riverside Alliance:  Will talk about habitat certification effort (Black Rock Riverside Alliance) & Healthy Lawn Program (County)

 

Where: Riverview Solar Technology Park, 855 Riverwalk Parkway, Tonawanda NY 14150.

When: Thursday August 19 @ 3:30 PM (rain date: August 26)

What to expect:  We will be taking a walking tour of the 6MW Single Axis Tracker System Solar Array at the Riverview Solar Technology Park. The tour should last approximately 40 minutes. After the tour you will be able to network and interact with two different stations that will speak about how you can contribute to our overall ecosystem health. The stations will be under a tent so there will be an opportunity to cool off in the shade. 

What to wear:  Please wear shoes and clothing appropriate for walking outside on unpaved ground. Unvaccinated individuals for COVID-19  will be responsible for maintaining proper social distancing of six feet and wearing a mask as per CDC guidance.

What to bring: Montante Solar will provide water bottles at the event, however, they ask that in an effort to go-green to please bring your own reusable bottle. A portapotty will be available on site, so please plan accordingly. Remember that this is an outdoor event in an uncovered area, please consider applying sunscreen and insect repellant prior to the event!

What if it rains:  The rain date is Thursday August 26th. In case of heavy rain, we will send all registered attendees an email in the morning to inform you about next steps.

How to sign up:  Pre-registration required. Register HERE by Tuesday August 17th. Registered attendees will receive an email reminder on August 18th including a map to the meet up location.

 

About Riverview Solar Technology Park:

Riverview Solar Technology Park is a 200-acre business park powered by the sun. Each building has some kind of solar array associated with it (roof mounts, ground mounts, or even a solar canopy) and hosts some of the country’s largest industry leaders like Amazon & FedEx. 

State of the Art Solar Array:

The solar array we will be touring holds +15,000 solar panels over 22-acres and has smart racking that tracks the sun throughout the day increasing solar production by ~12%. The site is a re-use of an old Ashland Oil tank farm. Montante Solar needed to clean up the old tank infrastructure and complete a substantial amount of civil work to prep the site as needed for the solar installation. The solar array produces over 8.2 Million kWh of renewable energy per year.

 

Details

Date:
August 19
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm