New York earlier this year boasted one of its largest clean energy achievements when Governor Cuomo announced it achieved 1,000 percent solar growth from 2011-17.
The Empire State is ready to kick-off the spring in serious fashion: Its largest commitment to community solar yet.
New York announced a $1.4 billion dollar investment package with a $3 billion direct investment in solar and clean energy.
The measure is expected to create up to 3,000 jobs.
Community solar works with New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) budget to obtain solar subscriptions for low-income residents.
Low-income households are burdened with high energy costs without access to economical clean and renewable sources. Even if a low-income household has the necessary roof space, solar arrays are often out of a median price range.
Community solar is part Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative.
Community REV was developed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo as a comprehensive energy strategy to help New York become the leader in clean and renewable energy.
The initiative helps consumers make informed decisions about their energy use, invests in new technologies, and bolsters economic activity and job creation.
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.