Completed: September 2019
Location: Bronx, NY
Scale: 1.1 MW DC

Energy output: 1,284,191 kWh/year

Environmental Benefits

Following the success of BNS Real Estate’s smaller community solar farm on 136th St, the company decided to go bigger the second time around. With over 3,000 solar panels installed on the rooftop of their WB Mason Bronx Distribution Facility, this community solar farm is the largest ever in New York City.

This project caught the attention of both the borough and state as they had sought for a local green economy. In September 2018, the Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr., and community leaders came together at the BNS Commerce Community Solar Farm to show their support for the New York Million Solar Strong campaign. The New York Million Solar Strong campaign aims to power one million New York households – a 100,000 of which are low-income households – with solar energy by 2025.