This project is developing solar-specific improvements to the weather research and forecasting model for improving prediction of solar irradiance in cloudy environments. Specific areas of improvements are cloud microphysics, radiative transfer, and innovative analysis packages.
NY State Solar Earns 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award
Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service
Long Island, NY, Jan. 16, 2019 – NY State Solar is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2018.
“Service pros that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award represent the best in our network, who are consistently making great customer service their mission,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros have provided exceptional service to our members and absolutely deserve recognition for the exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year.”
Angie’s List Super Service Award 2018 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List and undergo additional screening.
NY State Solar is privileged to serve Long Island and the state of New York in its primary objective of facilitating the NY-Sun On-Bill Recovery Program to help the state achieve its goal of 50 percent clean and renewable energy.
NY State Solar has been listed on Angie’s List since 2018. This is the first year NY State Solar has received this honor.
Service company ratings are updated continually on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in multiple fields ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.
For over two decades Angie’s List has been a trusted name for connecting consumers to top-rated service professionals. Angie’s List provides unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.
New York State Solar works with local installers, non-profits, community advocates, and state & federal agencies to help homeowners take advantage of the NY-Sun On-Bill Recovery Program and taxpayer incentives to own a solar system. Our mission is to help New York shatter its goal of 50% clean and renewable energy by 2030.Read More
The NY-Sun On-Bill Recovery Program allows New York homeowners to leverage state incentives to own a solar system at no out-of-pocket cost – if they qualify.
But you’ve heard solar companies tout the benefits of solar ownership before – what makes NY State Solar different?
Here are the stories of homeowners who recently qualified for NY-Sun and are already reaping the benefits of solar ownership.
Click here if you believe you are a good candidate to go solar and start saving today.Read More
New York State’s historic Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) in 2014 set forth a series of ambitious goals for our state’s clean and renewable future. Amongst the most pronounced goals are a 40 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 and at least 50 percent clean and renewable energy.
New York is already amongst the national leaders in energy efficiency: The Empire State ranks second – behind only Rhode Island – because of our reliance on mass transportation. Perhaps more encouraging is that New York generates nearly 30 percent of its energy from clean and renewable sources and is well on its way to 50 percent clean and renewable energy by 2030 if trends continue.
Less known to New York residents is their access to the historic NY-Sun On-Bill Recovery Program.
The NY-Sun On-Bill Recovery Program launched in 2014 to help New York homeowners reap the full benefits of residential solar ownership. If a New York homeowner qualifies for NY-Sun they will see an immediate reduction in their utility bill with no out-of-pocket cost and savings guaranteed by New York State.
Solar ownership is oftentimes seen as complicated and expensive. We put that myth to bed by helping Long Island homeowners learn if they are a good candidate for the program. What constitutes a good candidate for the program?
- A southern-facing roof in good condition: Solar panels best function on southern-facing roofs in good condition – typically 15 years or less.
- No significant shading issues: Solar systems approved through the NY-Sun On-Bill Recovery program must function at a minimum of 80 percent efficiency to be approved. Properties with significant shading issues are not traditionally the best fit.
- A working taxpayer or a taxable pension
Less than 25 percent of New York homeowners will qualify. Learn more about NY-Sun and find out if your home is a good candidate to benefit from New York taxpayer incentives to own a solar system:
NY State Solar empowers Long Island residents to leverage NY-Sun to control their energy production, save money, and facilitate the green economy. Part of our mission is shining light on the people that make our organization’s mission of sustainability possible.
Outreach associate Matin Nazamy joined NY State Solar as an intern in January 2018. His enthusiasm quickly led him to join our outreach team, where he works to educate the public on the benefits of NY-Sun and solar energy.
He details his experience with NY State Solar…
“Besides a positive working environment and great opportunity to make money, NYSS offers something more than most traditional job offers to its employees. Through any experience, career or otherwise, the mind grows and adapts to the situation present to it.
At NYSS, your situation is fluid and dynamic, that is, it is never the same repetitive day as it were the previous day. This type of environment keeps the mind flexible and humbled, always encouraged to grow and seize the opportunities present. It also makes your day exciting, as you never get bored of it. As you speak with dozens of people on a daily basis, you can start to see the fundamental patterns between them. How to articulate ideas to people, how to command a conversation, and how to be an exceptional listener are some of the traits needed to master this art of handling people. This is a skill that is in high demand now more than ever, whether it is at your household or on a future job interview, it is necessary to possess the ability to communicate effectively.
Moreover, this job is more than just influencing others. In fact, this is an opportunity for self mastery. It is up to you to determine how affluent you become, which is not only a truth about life elsewhere, but is an integral part to the working environment here. It’s not JUST about how skilled you are, but how badly you want it. This is less about talent, and more about discipline. It is passion and persistence. Probably THE great filter between mediocrity and greatness is here, within yourself, and NYSS is the perfect opportunity to build yourself.
Probably the most powerful thing about working here is not about how you improve yourself, financially or characteristically. It’s not even about YOU at all, but what you do, and who you become. Mahatma Ghandi once said that “If you want to find yourself, lose yourself in the service of others”. At NYSS you have the opportunity to be of service to all forms of life on Earth, as you play a crucial role for homeowners to transition away from fossil fueled energy (which have a number of bad consequences for the environment and the life that dwells within them.) Whether it is ocean acidification, wiping out billions of organisms in the water, or the melting ice caps whose existence keeps the entire climate of the earth stable, YOU have an opportunity to be a part of one of the greatest industries for humanity.
Working at NYSS has assisted me in becoming disciplined as I continue my education, giving me the skill set needed to successfully continue on my career path. It keeps me humbled and always desiring to achieve more, and challenge myself to grow. It keeps me happy, knowing that at the end of the day, I am helping people, and playing my part in the bigger picture of the world. And I think that’s what defines this organization, and that’s the moral compass that guides it on the path it is headed on. The company’s existence is a service to others, whether it be the employees who gain from being here, the customers who gain from our service, or the world, as our actions echo and ripple for all time long after we are gone.”Read More
Trump will soon decide on solar-imposing taxes
President Donald Trump has until Jan. 26 to decide whether he will approve tariffs on imported crystalline photovoltaic panels that could see Asian-imported solar technologies increase by up to 35 percent.
The tariffs were recommended by the United States International Trade Commission
Experts believe the tariffs will burden a burgeoning solar industry that is growing 17 times faster than the United States economy.
The Trump administration repealed President Obama-era fossil fuel regulations and opened up offshore drilling in California for the first time in more than three decades. The emphasis on fossil fuels in lieu of clean and renewable energy sources is intended short-term economic gain over long-term economic and environmental stability.
You can take an important step to help the United States preserve its booming solar industry. Text Resist.Bot 50409 and follow its instructions to contact your representative and demand President Trump vote no on restrictions that will hinder the industry.
Long Island Solar News: Brookhaven National Labs awarded $1.6 million to improve solar forecasting
Long Island’s Brookhaven National Labs was awarded $1.6 million by the Department of Energy for its work to improve solar capabilities. The project aims to improve on the following…
Governor Cuomo on Jan. 2 revealed his 2018 New York Energy and Clean Jobs Agenda. The historic plan continues the governor’s history of unprecedented investment in clean and renewable energy in his vision to make New York the nationwide leader in renewable energy production.
New York State’s Clean Energy Standard requires 50 percent of the state’s energy production come from clean and renewable energy sources by 2030. The state increased its solar production by 800 percent from 2011-16.
Governor Cuomo invested $1 billion in the NY – Sun program in 2012 to aim to add three gigawatts of solar capacity.
The governor’s plan additionally creates the “Zero Cost Solar For All” program. This initiative will create a path for 10,000 low-income New York apartment complexes and homes to gain access to solar. Community solar is relatively new and, in some areas, hard to access. This measures allows utilities to reach low-income areas that were previously blocked from harnessing clean and renewable energy.
The 2018 agenda also addressed other clean and renewable energy sources. The state looks to add 800 megawatts of offshore wind projects from 2018-19. He also looks to re-establish a scientific committee on climate change that the Trump administration ended in 2017.
Governor Cuomo plans to cease coal use for power production by 2020 — a longtime goal that he now sees as feasible. He created the Electric Generation Facility Cessation Mitigation Fund to help areas that will be affected by the transition from coal to clean and renewable-based jobs.
To learn if NY – Sun is right for you, learn more today by speaking with one of our program managers
Did you know? Solar is an investment in both New York’s environmental future and your economic future.
New York State Solar is a grassroots organization dedicated to helping New York residents, businesses, not-for-profits, and community advocates make the easy transition to solar. We are dedicated to helping New York reach its goal of 50 percent clean and renewable energy production by 2030.