Cayuga Operating Company announced a plan to construct an 18MW solar farm on it’s 434-acre site in Lansing, NY. The project would create enough electricity to power 3,100 homes and create 150 union jobs during the construction. TCAD’s Vice President, Heather McDaniel is quoted in the press release: “TCAD is committed to assisting renewable energy projects of all shapes and sizes in Tompkins County,” said Heather McDaniel, Vice President of Tompkins County Area Development. “Simply stated, they are good for the environment and good for business. As we have seen recently in the news, siting smaller commercial solar farms can be difficult because of location issues and the expense associated with interconnecting a facility to the energy grid. In this case, those major obstacles have already been addressed. Cayuga owns the land and they are already interconnected.” For the full press release click here.