The rooftop project is in Hunts Point. Credit: Office of the Governor
The city's largest solar installation was completed in the Bronx, officials announced Monday.
A 1.56-megawatt rooftop solar project was completed on Jetro Cash and Carry's Restaurant Depot facility in Hunts Point.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the project demonstrates large solar installations are possible in the city.
"Advancements in the development of solar energy projects are crucial to our goal of building a clean energy economy in New York State," Cuomo said in a statement.
The project was designed and completed by Ross Solar Group using Smart Grid technology, allowing it to connect to Con Edison network safety.
The project has more than 4,700 solar panels and is expected to generate 1.8 million kilowatt hours of clean energy a year, roughly 45 percent of the building's electricity needs. This is expected to save Jetro $220,000 annually.
The project was funded by an award from the state's NY-Sun initiative.