AES DISTRIBUTED ENERGY – ANHEUSER-BUSCH 2.7MW SOLAR FARM
This tour is a visit and walk through of a large solar farm. You will learn about how and why they are built, key features such as what they look and sound like, and materials that are needed to construct a full site. The solar farm, built by AES Distributed Energy for Anheuser-Busch in 2018, is a 2.7MW solar farm consisting of 8,322 solar panels installed on 11.8 acres in Baldwinsville. Chris Carrick (Energy Program Manager at Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board) and Andres Diz (Senior Finance Manager at AES Distributed Energy) will explain what land is best suited for solar construction, the process of developing projects including, steps, methods of construction, working with the utility and what the local zoning issues might be. The tour is organized for anyone who is interested in seeing a large solar farm and its construction close-up. It is especially important for local elected officials and local government staff, and will provide an opportunity to hear and ask questions of the experts on the solar development process.
Boots or closed toe shoe must be worn.