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Long Island Solar: Solar continues to boast hidden benefits

Shock the System Solar power has many obvious benefits. From immediately reducing your monthly electric bill to helping the environment, people elect to adopt solar for myriad reasons. The hidden reasons to go solar are perhaps some of the most intriguing factors that help to drive the market. Independence is more than an American motif. It […]

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Long Island Solar Roundup

Tearing Down Trees To Go Solar? New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s historic investment in clean and renewable energy is not without some arenas of debate. Long Island environmental activist groups like the Long Island Pine Barrens Society and The Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning Society are looking for alternative sites for solar farms in lieu […]

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New York Solar boasts 1,000 percent solar growth since 2011.

New York boasts 1,000 percent solar growth, tobacco fields to host solar?

Solar’s Next Stop America’s booming solar market continues to take surprising new turns as its growth permeates new and (sometimes) unexpected markets. Its next potential turn? Tobacco fields. A study conducted by Michigan Technological University concludes that tobacco farms that substitute their crop-based farms with solar arrays can increase profits due to increased solar accessibility […]

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Puerto Rico was ravaged by Hurricane Maria in late-2017. Solar stands to assist recovery efforts.

Puerto Rico leans on solar to help rebuild after Hurricane Maria

Weeks after Hurricane Irma hit Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria devastated the United States territory Puerto Rico in September 2017. Maria left thousands of Puerto Ricans without access to clean water, food or electricity. Political tensions took centerstage after the hurricane as Puerto Ricans and celebrities called for greater federal assistance. Crowdsourcing to Make a Difference […]

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Long Island Solar

Long Island Solar Opportunities

Who are we? We are a group of passionate Long Island residents dedicated to building its future. We believe that solar energy is a gateway to energy self-sufficiency and the opportunities to help businesses and homeowners have never been easier. Even as the stigmas around solar energy continue to crumble, there are still many confusing […]

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Section 201 will have a major impact on domestic solar panel production.

Reactions and implications of Solar Section 201

President Donald Trump on Tuesday imposed 30 percent tariffs on imported solar panels, a move many experts decreed would hurt the United State solar industry. The United States International Trade Commission recommended tariffs up to 35 percent on imported solar panels. President Trump settled for slightly less. Vice chair of the Georgia Chapter of the Solar […]

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Donald Trump approved Solar Section 201 on Jan. 22.

President Donald Trump approves 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels

Solar Section 201 approved President Donald Trump on Monday imposed a 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels, per the recommendation of The United States International Trade Commission. The decision will most greatly impact China, whom President Trump promised to be hard on during his campaign. The Chinese government heavily subsidizes its solar industry to […]

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New York Solar Roundup: Petco Park will make the switch to solar.

New York Solar Roundup: Solar Section 201 decision coming ‘soon’

New York Solar Roundup examines the latest solar-industry news and promotes action on causes that will assist in its growth. Donald Trump’s Tariff Decision Looms Nearly 90 percent of United States solar installations utilize imported panels — most of which are Chinese. The United States International Trade Commission in 2017 recommended 35 percent tariffs on […]

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United States Department of Energy Rick Perry

United States energy policies fall behind other nations

The United States is a beautiful country with massive solar capabilities. Yet solar’s potential in the United States is being threatened by the federal government. States have created groundbreaking support for solar investment and infrastructure. While California leads the country with nearly one-third of the nation’s solar production, other states are quickly gaining ground. New […]

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Governor Cuomo speaks on New Year's Day. He recently unveiled his 2018 plan for clean and renewable energy sources.

New York’s community solar initiative helps low-income families go solar

One of the largest obstacles of creating a clean and renewable energy future for New York State is accessibility. Residents with solar interest oftentimes do not have the economic or spacial requirements to obtain a solar array or benefit from energy sources. New York State is looking to change that through the “Zero Cost Solar […]

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