New York’s NY-Sun Initiative is quickly delivering on its promise of solar energy growth and local job creation – but just as it’s really getting started, this solar program is set to sunset. Well, here’s some sunny news: lawmakers in Albany are currently considering extending the successful program for 10 more years with the New York Solar Bill (A.5060/S.2522).
Extending NY-Sun is exactly what New York needs to establish a world-class local solar industry, create new jobs across the state, build a more resilient power grid, and tackle climate change head-on. This long-term commitment would fulfill the vision of a stronger, safer solar-powered New York. Shall we be more specific? Passing the New York Solar Bill would deliver:
- 2,200 MW of solar, enough clean, reliable electricity to power 400,000 New York homes.
- thousands of new local jobs in New York.
- billions of dollars in savings for New Yorkers by reducing the need to fire up its dirtiest and most expensive fossil power plants.
- millions of dollars of private investment in the state’s emerging clean energy economy.
Let’s do this. Do you live in the Empire State or know someone who does? Help us urge lawmakers in Albany to support the New York Solar Bill – we’ve made it easy to send a quick message of support here.