Governor Kathy Hochul announced a plan that is expected to generate enough clean electricity per year to power nearly 700,000 additional New York homes, including those in disadvantaged communities.
The trackers were selected in a partnership with Eco Engineering, LightEdison, and Source Renewables for their resilience under upstate New York’s extreme weather conditions.
More than $200 million in equipment will be sold as Tesla plans to ramp up and expand operations at a Buffalo manufacturing facility.
An expansion on NY-Sun could create up to 6,000 jobs and advance New York’s position towards achieving 70% renewables by 2030.
Also on the rise: PG&E faces another lawsuit over its alleged role in a major California wildfire, B&W takes a stake in a solar contractor, and the newest Tracking the Sun report offers insights into distributed solar deployment.
Rochester Community Power plans to provide 300 million kWh annually to 57,000 Rochester residents and small businesses, with a community solar opt-out program expected to launch in early 2022.
Funds provided by the utility will support installation of 100 fast chargers, primarily to be used by city’s vehicle fleet.
National Grid and NYSERDA have filed a petition with state regulators that would significantly change the opt-out community solar program structure. While this petition wasn’t filed maliciously, it could have a hugely negative effect on a flourishing market, according to one expert.
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