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Bring Children to the Snow Organisers Lake Placid turn to solar energy
By Patrick Thorne.

Three state-run ski areas in New York State, USA, are to be 100% powered by solar energy.

New York state Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said that Belleayre, Gore and Whiteface Mountain have committed to using solar power to operate their ski lift and snowmaking operations.

The three areas – two of which were venues for the 1932 and 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics – will buy in the solar power from a company called Borrego Solar which produces solar power in New York state, in a 25-year power purchase agreement.

“This is a perfect example of how our administration is jumpstarting New York’s clean energy economy and reducing the state’s carbon footprint – which is good for all New Yorkers. I am pleased to see this excited announcement come together, and I encourage people to check out one of New York’s premier ski resorts this winter,” Governor Cuomo told media.

Governor Cuomo had already launched a $1bn initiative ‘Reforming the Energy Vision’s NY-Sun’ to speed up the use of solar in New York State and move the state closer to having sustainable, self-sufficient solar industry as New York builds a clean, resilient and affordable energy system.

Gore Mountain is the biggest power user of the ski areas in the state and consumes around 13-million kilowatt hours of power at a cost of $1m annually, the switch to solar should save it more than $200,000 per year.
“With this initiative ORDA will substantially reduce its carbon footprint essentially akin to removing over 46,000 cars from the road over the life of the agreement,” said ORDA chairman Pat Barrett.


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