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Geneva solar home project close to sell-out

Ryan Wallace said some folks may still be skeptical of the viability of a solar home project near the city’s lakefront, but the numbers tell a different story.

Wallace, chief executive officer and partner of the Solar Home Factory, which is building the homes at the development, said Lake Tunnel Solar Village is a success.

In fact, Wallace said 19 of the 20 housing units at the Elizabeth Blackwell Street site are sold.

The project was scaled back a while ago from a 30-unit development to 20 when it was discovered that New York State Electric and Gas had a major natural gas line running through the property, which limited the amount of developable land. However, Wallace said Lake Tunnel Solar Village would have had no difficulty selling 30.

Despite solid sales, he acknowledged that skeptics of the development remain.

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