We ♥ New York: 1000 Percent Increase in Solar Power in 6 Years!
A major announcement came this week from Governor Cuomo’s office that solar power in New York increased more than 1,000 percent in a six-year period, from December 2011 to December 2017. New York is now considered to be one of the national leaders in clean energy growth – and solar power is a key part of the Governor’s mandate that half of all electricity consumed come from renewable energy sources by 2030.
“Solar is a vital part of this state’s clean energy future and we have experienced unprecedented growth in this new sector,” Governor Cuomo said. “We will continue to support the development of solar, helping to spur economic growth, creating new jobs and helping to build a cleaner, greener and more sustainable New York for all.”
In addition to the more than 1,000 percent increase of completed projects, there are 1,097 MW of solar projects currently under development statewide. If built, those installations would produce enough energy to power more than 186,000 average homes.
Says Douglas Hertz, president and CEO of Sunrise Solar Solutions, the Tri-State area’s largest locally-owned and operated solar installation company, based in Westchester County: “The widespread adoption of solar energy has become inevitable, and that’s great news for everyone — homeowners, businesses and for the environment.”
“This week’s announcement symbolizes the growth and impact of solar energy in every community across the state. And, it is our mission and our company’s greatest privilege at Sunrise Solar Solutions to promote the widespread adoption of solar that has already begun to transform the way we consume energy and live our lives.”