New York

Teaching New York the real value of solar

SEIA has filed a petition with the New York regulators calling for changes to the calculation of the value of distributed energy, including by refining how to take into account avoided damages, and adjusting the application of ‘E-values’ until further program changes occur.

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New York to invest (another) $40 million in energy storage deployment

The investment comes as part of Governor Cuomo’s ambitious state mandate of 1,500 MW of energy storage by 2025, in hopes of shifting generation to match demand.

Wind + solar make up more than 20% of generation in 10 states – more on the way

A recent analysis from the U.S. Department of Energy shows the Midwest and Plains States in the lead, but the coasts are on a track to catch up thanks to mandates.

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Solar grows in Brooklyn

Solar power is about to make affordable housing in Brooklyn and Queens a little more affordable.

How solar power saved $6.7 million on a Tuesday

A report analyzing the week of a heat wave in the Northeast estimates that solar power saved $30 million in wholesale electricity costs due to lowering demand at its peak during mid-day – including $6.7 million in savings on July 3rd.

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New York recommends “stopgap” measures to modify solar compensation

Two white papers issued by state regulators call for modifying the Value of Distributed Energy Resources calculation and increasing credits available for community solar projects. SEIA describes this as “forward progress”.

Trio of bills introduced in New York City to mandate solar, wind or plants on new buildings

The three bills introduced in the City Council would require new buildings to host solar PV, small wind turbines or “green roofs” of plant covering, however rooftop solar still faces unique barriers in the city.

New York to get one of its largest rooftop solar power plants, and largest battery

EnterSolar is building a 2.4 MW solar project on the roof of a building just north of New York City, while Key Capture Energy will build the state’s largest lithium-ion battery – 20 MW – in Saratoga County.

Tesla to close at least 13 solar installation offices in nine states

Reuters reports that nearly 20% of its installation facilities will close, as part of the company’s 9% workforce reduction announced last week.

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Community Solar spurns New York’s VDER, seeks a return to net metering

The New York State Assembly has passed a bill which would temporarily put a hold on the alternative valuation of electricity from community solar projects and re-institute net metering for three years. The companion bill currently sits in Senate Rules Committee.

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