CALLICOON - The state's largest community solar project has been completed in Sullivan County, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.

The 2.7-mega watt solar array with about 9,800 solar panels in Callicoon is expected to cut energy bills for more than 350 homes and businesses, according to a news release from the governor's office.

"An investment in renewable energy is an investment in the future and sustainability of New York's environment, and the overall health of this state," Cuomo said in the release. "This Sullivan County project will deliver energy savings to residents throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley region, while supporting the establishment of a cleaner, greener New York for all."

Owned by Delaware River Solar, the project received close to $1.3 million from the governor's $1 billion NY-Sun initiative, which is part of his mandate that half of all electricity consumed will come from renewable energy sources by 2030, the release said.

Sullivan County Legislature Chairman Luis Alvarez said in the news release that this project is an example of the governor and Sullivan County's commitments to being greener.

"We are taking the lead in advancing affordable renewable energy solutions, as well as in promoting community solar that benefits users and taxpayers simultaneously," he added. "Indeed, our Industrial Development Agency's innovative Community Distributed Generation Program has become a statewide model in how to encourage the growth of community solar while enhancing the tax base. This is a hometown success in every respect, and I'm thrilled to witness its debut."