PowerFlex completes 2.7-MW warehouse community solar project in the Bronx


Krasdale Foods, a 115-year-old family business providing grocery distribution, sales and marketing to independent grocery store owners, and solar developer PowerFlex celebrated the completion of the largest solar installation in the Bronx and one of the largest in New York City. The event, held at the Crasdale Distribution Center in Hunts Point, was attended by Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, Assemblywoman Amanda Septimo and others.

“For decades, large trucks have regularly traveled in and out of the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center, driving air pollution and highlighting the need for clean energy in the area,” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams. “Krasdale Foods is stepping up to offset those emissions and power solar at Hunts Point with the largest solar installation in the Bronx. I want to thank Krasdale Foods and PowerFlex for their contribution to the fight against climate change and supporting sustainable lifestyles in our city.”

Crasdale’s new 2.7MW community solar project will share its environmental and financial benefits with the local community. Bronx residents can subscribe to the project and receive credits on their electricity bill for a portion of the solar energy produced. The project will help reduce electricity costs for approximately 300 Bronx residents. Community solar provides access to clean, renewable energy to homeowners, renters and business owners who may not have ideal conditions to install solar panels directly on site.

“It is a privilege to work with Krasdale on this large community solar project that will generate significant amounts of renewable energy and help the company achieve its sustainability goals,” said PowerFlex CEO Raphael Declercq. “This community solar system will use the sun’s clean energy to power Crasdale’s operations as well as hundreds of families in the Bronx. This landmark project shows that together we can achieve a cleaner, greener future.”

PowerFlex has received more than $1.3 million in support from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) through its NY-Sun program, which helps make solar energy more accessible to families, businesses and communities across the state.

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