Microsoft Makes Mega Solar Purchase
Microsoft on Wednesday announced plans to purchase 315 megawatts of solar power from two Virginia solar farms.
The tech giant’s decision represents the single largest corporate solar purchase in history.
Virginia is not amongst the nationwide leaders in solar production, but the state is seeking to rapidly change that.
The average time to pay back a 5 kilowatt system in the state is 15 years, according to SolarPowerRocks.
The state lacks many of the same tax incentives available to New York residents to make the switch to clean energy.
As corporations begin to incorporate solar into their futures, states will take notice and switch their models of investment.
Corporate Interests Drive Solar Adoption
The United States’ solar industry is expected its growth in spite of recent federal tariffs on solar panels and steel.
Corporations that look to make the switch to solar energy can help facilitate change as states look to do their part to curb the limiting tariffs.
The world is adopting to solar at a more rapid pace than ever. Solar adoption leapt 50 percent in 2016.
States make independent stands to help subsidize the American solar industry.
The decision to go solar is both an economic and environmental investment.
New York State’s Clean Energy Initiative requires the state run on 50 percent clean and renewable energy by 2030. NY – Sun was created to support this measure.
NY – Sun is a New York taxpayer benefit program that allows qualifying homeowners to make the easy switch to solar energy.
Click here to see if your house can qualify for NY-Sun and begin your quest for energy independence today.
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