Long Island solar roundup: Sayville office launches, solar industry thrives

April 11, 2018

New York State Solar (NYSS) this week announced the launch of its Sayville office, the organization’s first in Suffolk County.

As we look to expand our reach to help New York become economically and environmentally sustainable, here are some highlights of the week in solar…

Mike Scott of Forbes looks at the continued ascent of the solar industry in 2017 with highlights of a burgeoning industry despite President Donald Trump’s pro-fossil fuel agenda…

  • Worldwide solar investment rose 18 percent to $160.8 billion, driven by Chinese investment.
  • Solar power in 2017 made up 57 percent of renewable energy sources.
  • A record-setting 157 gigawatts of solar energy was commissioned.

TechnologyReview examines President Donald Trump’s solar tariffs and its impact on job creation.

The piece cites a report that shows solar job creation can increase by ‘around 13,000,’ this year as the tariffs were less than originally feared and developers ‘hoarded’ imported panels in preparation.

Emily Nonko of NextCity looks at Brooklyn SolarWorks’ effort to bring solar to affordable housing in Brooklyn.

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States make independent stands to help subsidize the American solar industry.

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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.

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