In the wake of October storm that seriously disrupted the New York regions electricity supply, the states Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced an expansion of the NY-Sun Initiative.
The program is designed to support solar in the state through a 10-year, US$150 p.a. solar job initiative, the establishment of a $1 billion Green Bank and the creation of a cabinet level energy advisor to coordinate the programs.
The NYSEIA has come out in support of the measures and called for further measures to in support of photovoltaics. The measures are:
- Expansion of "On Bill Financing" to include PV;
- Facilitating remote net metering to facilitate community solar;
- A bill to "clean up" net metering technologies; and
- Change the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) cap for residential consumers.
NYSEIA President R. Sail Van Nostrand said that the organization will seek to maintain solars prominent place in public policy debate in the state. "Already, several legislative leaders have indicated their recognition that NY-Sun needs to have a longer commitment to attract the investment that is waiting to be unleashed," Nostrand said. "Our neighboring states are clear evidence of how fast solar can scale up."
This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
By submitting this form you agree to pv magazine using your data for the purposes of publishing your comment.
Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties for the purposes of spam filtering or if this is necessary for technical maintenance of the website. Any other transfer to third parties will not take place unless this is justified on the basis of applicable data protection regulations or if pv magazine is legally obliged to do so.
You may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future, in which case your personal data will be deleted immediately. Otherwise, your data will be deleted if pv magazine has processed your request or the purpose of data storage is fulfilled.
Further information on data privacy can be found in our Data Protection Policy.