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 previously excluded from the state program.
The shift is expected to drive down the cost of solar for communities and help New York reach its goal of 50 percent clean and renewable energy by 2030.
The move was applauded by the Solar Energy Industries Association as it believes the move will help New York stay ahead of recent Solar Section 201 tariffs.
New York’s solar production increased 1,000 percent since 2011.
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Businesses, municipalities, and organizations that seek to make the switch to solar energy can take advantage of similar programs that homeowners have access to.
Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing is a national program that allows businesses to take control of their energy production, reduce their carbon emissions, and earn greater returns on their existing infrastructure.
If you feel your business is ready for solar, click here to learn more.
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.
Photo credit: Markus Wisnæs-Ådland