The annual NYC Solar Summit will celebrate its 6th edition with an agenda revolving around solar in the New York area, development of incentives, and new energy initiatives.
This week, the New York City Council adopted the Zone Green Text Amendment. The proposal encourages property owners to undertake energy efficient upgrades and promotes sustainable communities throughout New York City.
Governor Andrew Cuomo's solar agenda moved forward this week when the Public Service Commission agreed to increase funds for the state's solar incentive program to $108 million annually.
In a policy brief released today, The New York Regional Plan Association (RPA) announced that New Jersey, New York and Connecticut were for the first time positioned to become national leaders in solar energy, with a total installed solar capacity of about 781MW.
The NYC Solar America City Partnership announced this week that the goal of 8.1 MW of solar installed in New York City had been reached three years early. As a result of this significant step forward, two additional NYC Solar Empowerment Zones have been created, with an expanded incentive provided by NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority).