The New York Power Authority's largest solar array has been unveiled at Mohonasen High School in Rotterdam.

The solar array includes nearly 4,500 modules and covers about six acres of land between the school's Center for Advanced Technology and the New York State Thruway.

The NYPA says the 1.5 megawatt solar project will allow the Mohonasen Central School District to tap into a new renewable power source while reducing energy costs and helping in the fight against climate change.

"The Mohonasen school district is stepping up as a community leader in New York's effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build a cleaner, more resilient and affordable energy system statewide," said Gil Quiniones, president and CEO of NYPA. "The district's array is the largest installed by NYPA and illustrates our joint commitment to sustainability and clean energy technology. Students are our future and helping them learn about the benefits of going green now will help ensure a healthy environment for generations to come."

The array is expected to generate approximately 1,918 megawatt hours of power annually.

The ground-mounted system is anticipated to save the district more than $50,000