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Long Island solar roundup: Sayville office launches, solar industry thrives

New York State Solar (NYSS) this week announced the launch of its Sayville office, the organization’s first in Suffolk County. As we look to expand our reach to help New York become economically and environmentally sustainable, here are some highlights of the week in solar… Mike Scott of Forbes looks at the continued ascent of […]

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New York Solar: Solar growth is considered big league

New York Leads New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to make New York the nationwide leader in clean and renewable energy. Community solar is one of the many ways that Governor Cuomo is looking to make the change. Community solar allows residents without traditional access to solar the ability to take advantage of the technology. […]

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Long Island Solar: Community solar takes center stage

Sports and Solar A former Brookhaven golf course has been repurposed to help New York meet its clean energy goals. Shoreham Solar Commons assisted Long Island Power Association in its production of a 24.9 megawatt system. The system will provide clean energy for, ‘up to 3,500 homes…’ according to SolarIndustryMag. Community Solar Community solar continues […]

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New York’s largest community solar project completed

Community Solar While the NY – Sun program allows homeowners to make the transition to clean and renewable energy, community solar projects provide a gateway for homeowners and residents without the opportunity to own a solar array to take advantage of its many benefits. New York recently made a $1.4 billion commitment to community solar […]

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Why Community Solar Matters

A Ray of Hope Long Island is known for its beautiful beaches and accessibility to New York City. Levittown served as an early model of the idealistic American suburb that defined much of the mid-twentieth century. The Hamptons served as the not-so-distant wealthy getaway for New York City residents and Long Islanders alike. The reality […]

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Long Island Solar: Controversy takes the helm

Solar Controversy Mark Harrington of Newsday looks at a controversial planned solar farm in Mastic. 60 acres of a 100-acre property were cleared for a proposed solar plant. Assemblyman Steve Engelbright believes the proposed solar plant could be better suited at another location. A site switch would allow the 100-acre forest to repopulate its habitat. The […]

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New York ranks 11th in domestic solar

New York’s solar capacity continues to grow at an exponential rate. New York fell dropped from 10th in 2016 to 11th in 2017, but continued to see upward mobility. California, North Carolina, Arizona, Nevada, and New Jersey maintained their rank as the top five solar producers in the nation for the second consecutive year.   […]

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Spring Into Solar

The New Day The United States is set to turn its clocks ahead this Sunday, March 11, at 2 A.M. in advance of the sunniest seasons of the year. On the heels of a powerful nor’easter, there is no better time to look forward to increased daylight and warm weather. Solar and the Sun This […]

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Will steel tariffs impact American solar? Implications of Solar Section 201

Steel Tariffs A Second Impact? President Donald Trump in January approved portions of Solar Section 201, which implemented a 30 percent tax on imported solar goods. The tariff is expected to slow the United States’ solar industry, but it is not the only tariff that stands to impact solar companies. President Trump last week announced […]

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Long Island Solar roundup: Community solar and commercial projects

Community Solar Adds Capacity Community solar’s increased popularity in New York State allows for residents without obvious access to solar technology benefit from its power. In an effort to boost the state’s overall solar power production, the state announced it will accept projects up to five megawatts. Projects that were greater than two megawatts were […]

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