New York

Grid Alternatives will install 92 solar projects on U.S. tribal lands

Thanks to a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Oakland, Calif.-based non-profit solar installer will put 394 kW to electrify areas that are often underserved by utilities.

New York’s REV process: More questions than answers

Progress is slow in terms of concrete details in New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative, but some of that may be inevitable.

New York City sets new goals for solar and energy storage

In addition to the new 1 GW for solar target and the 100 MWh storage goal, the De Blasio administration is claiming significant reforms at Department of Buildings.

Average solar prices in New York State fall to $1.97 per watt after incentives

The second study by Solar to the People finds that incentives cover more than half the cost of the average residential PV system in New York State.

Solar in the Big Apple

New York City should be great for solar PV. But it isn’t. Despite policy leadership from the state, local installers are facing crippling bureaucratic challenges, and many have chosen to build rooftop solar elsewhere.

1366 Technologies unveils 3-D wafers

The company says that its 3-D wafers lower the amount of silicon needed for each wafer without losing strength or performance.

SolarCity to make BIPV modules at Buffalo factory, will consider cell partnership

Industry analysts note that the market for residential BIPV in the United States is “non-existent” at present, and SolarCity’s plans to use crystalline silicon are a new direction.

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Rocky Mountain Institute to arrange 16 MW of community solar in New York

The sustainability non-profit is working with a local organization, and has issued an RFP for developers and financiers to build 16 MW of community solar in Rochester.

New York Green Bank loans $37 million to Vivint Solar

Vivint Solar says that the loan will allow it to install solar on 8,250 homes in New York.

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