With growing electricity needs, strong public support for solar, and impressive in-state financial and manufacturing might, New York is well-positioned to be a leader in the new energy economy. While the state has taken some important steps in the right direction, its policy structure has only supported a very modest amount of installed solar to date. As a result, clean energy jobs and investment have been pouring overits borders into neighboring states that have much stronger policies in place. We’re working to help change all that by setting aggressive, long-term goals and designing smart programs that will unleash New York’s solar potential.
We are urging Governor Cuomo to build on the success of his NY-Sun Initiative, a program that was established to quadruple the amount of customer-sited solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity added between 2011 and 2013. In his 2013 State of the State address, the Governor committed to extending the NY-Sun Initiative through 2023. Now it’s time for him to solidify that 10 year extension so that New Yorkers benefit from a stable and predictable incentive program.