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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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MLB stadiums and teams that use solar

Major League Baseball is set to begin its 2018 season on Thursday, March 31. Stadiums appear to be ideal sites for solar adoption, but not all franchises have turned to the sun to power their stadiums. Which teams have taken steps to reduce their carbon footprint with solar energy? Boston Red Sox The Boston Red […]

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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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Microsoft makes largest corporate solar acquisition

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 […]

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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 makes historic commitment to 26 solar projects

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 […]

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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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Long Island Solar: Solar production through raindrops?

Solar…in the Rain? Solar arrays function in the rain and snow — just not as efficiently. A new technology stands to help improve solar functionality during inclement weather. China’s Soochow University is developing solar technology that can maximize production no matter the weather. What’s more? The system can produce at night if it is raining. […]

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