WHAT WE DO
Utility and Community-Scale Solar
East Light Partners is a developer of utility-scale and community-scale solar facilities that bring us closer, one project at a time, to a cleaner and more sustainable energy supply. We partner with landowners, communities, utilities, and local vendors to bring projects from origination into operation.
The development process starts by identifying strategic locations for new projects based on local energy market conditions, zoning and environmental regulations, and physical site characteristics.
Once a project is fully designed and permitted, we engage our trusted network of investors to achieve financial close and move the project into construction.
Once a viable location is identified, we engage the landowner in a discussion about hosting a project. When there is interest, we move on to negotiate an agreement to buy or lease land for the project.
Projects are typically built within a 6-9 month construction period depending on the season and site. Local site, civil, and electrical crews support project construction.
We work with local vendors to design and engineer viable renewable energy facilities. Once designed, we collaborate with local municipalities and environmental agencies to permit the facilities.
Once operational, projects require minimal maintenance and can be expected to generate affordable and clean energy for up to 40 years.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Solar Project?
A solar project is an array of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, laid out over an open field and secured to ground-mounted metal racks for stability and longevity. Our solar projects generate between 2 and 100 megawatts (MW) of solar energy for more than 40 years.
The power generated at our solar projects is then fed into the existing electric grid, providing clean and affordable energy to communities.
How Can I Benefit?
East Light Partners focuses its development efforts locally in the Northeast US, from New Jersey to Maine, where high energy rates, progressive state policy, and an impending power generation capacity shortfall make for favorable renewable energy development.
If you own underutilized land in the region, you can consider leasing or selling it to us for a renewable energy project. If you are a large energy user in the region, you can reduce your utility costs by entering into a power purchase agreement with one of our projects.