New York is a leader in the clean energy transition with some of the most ambitious renewable targets in the nation to reach 70% renewables by 2030. With more than two decades of experience working in the state, we have helped New York lead the adoption of solar, solar-plus-storage, and standalone storage at the community and utility-scale. 

From Upstate to Downstate and everywhere in between, we utilize our experience and in-house expertise to foster partnerships with customers and co-create solutions to responsibly meet the energy and economic needs of communities across the state. Whether partnering with communities, utility customers, or Fortune 500 companies, we make achieving New York's clean energy targets beneficial for everyone.

Impact we've made


Total operational megawatts (MW) in the state


Operational projects in the state


Year we began operating in the state

Impact we're making

Project name Planned capacity Planned storage capacity Expected CO2 emissions reductions* Expected operational date Project webpage
Riverhead Solar 2 36 MWac N/A 73,000 metric tons October 2022 Click here
Riverside Solar 100 MWac N/A 133,000 metric tons Q4 2023 Click here
Brookside Solar 100 MWac N/A 131,000 metric tons Q4 2023 Click here
New Bremen Solar 100 MWac N/A 130,000 metric tons Q4 2023 Click here
Sugar Maple Solar 125 MWac 20 MW 162,000 metric tons Q4 2023 Click here
Empire Solar 125 MWac N/A 160,000 metric tons Q4 2023 Click here
Somerset Solar 125 MWac N/A 169,000 metric tons Q4 2023 Click here
Bliss Wind** 100.5 MW N/A 141,524 metric tons N/A Click here
Wethersfield Wind** 126 MW N/A 183,833 metric tons N/A Click here
Altona Wind** 97.5 MW N/A 120,687 metric tons N/A Click here
Clinton Wind** 100.5 MW N/A 116,007 metric tons N/A Click here
Chateaugay Wind** 106.5 MW N/A 135,705 metric tons N/A Click here
Ellenburg Wind** 81 MW N/A 111,474 metric tons N/A Click here
White Creek Solar^ 135 MWac N/A 190,000 metric tons Q4 2023 Click here
Hemlock Ridge Solar^ 200 MWac N/A 282,000 metric tons Q4 2023 Click here

*Approximate annual carbon dioxide emissions reduced

**These wind parks are currently operating, thus the capacity and CO2 emissions reductions values displayed for each are not "planned" or "expected", but actual. Visit each project page to learn more.

^ In December 2021, AES acquired the solar developer Community Energy, and along with it, the White Creek Solar and Hemlock Ridge Solar projects in New York. To learn more about the acquisition, click here

Project information is approximate and subject to change

people cutting ribbbon

Together with Anheuser-Busch

Anheuser-Busch is proud to be a leading contributor to New York’s economy—and a committed community partner.

The solar installation provides an additional 3 million kilowatt-hours back to the distribution grid annually, providing enough solar electricity to brew more than 3 million cases of beverages a year.

ny solar panels
NY Drone shot Walden


We present landowners with new opportunities to capitalize on the value of their land while retaining ownership throughout the project life cycle. For many, this is a welcome complement to current land use and an opportunity to diversify their land investment while hedging against volatile commodity prices. For others, our projects offer an income stream and land-use option where none otherwise existed.

Our teams and landowners work together, in partnership, from the beginning stages of site discussions, through permitting, construction, and operation. The landowner relationship with AES begins early, is built on trust and open communication, and ensures the partnership is beneficial for everyone.

Proud Members of

Riverhead chamber
Grown FB

Partnerships and memberships in the state

  • Riverhead Business Improvement District

  • Riverhead Little League

  • Riverhead High School Robotics Team

  • Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch

  • Riverhead Cardboard Boat Races

  • Long Island Farm Bureau Golf Fundraiser

  • Island Harvest Food Bank (COVID relief donation)

  • Peconic Bay Medical Center

  • New York Solar Energy Industry Association (NY SEIA)

  • New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY BEST)

Contact us

We want to hear from you! For any inquiries or comments about Riverside Solar, please contact us directly at:

New York office hours

Have a question or comment for AES about our work in your community? Give us a call during these hours to talk to a company representative. If you call outside of these hours, we will return your call as soon as possible.

  • Every Monday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ET
  • Every Thursday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM ET
  • Call our New York team at 866-757-7697