Wednesday, October 24, 2012

New York Announces $107 Million For Large Solar Power Installations

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is seeking proposals for large scale solar power installations to benefit from a $107 million investment from the state’s solar initiative.
Part of a 256-panel solar energy system in Hempstead, New York which
uses photovoltaic technology to convert solar energy into usable electric
current, will save the town an estimated $19,000 annually in energy costs.

Under the NY-Sun Competitive PV Program, a total of $36.4 million will be available in 2012 and $70.5 million in 2013.

The first round proposals are due November 8. The funding cap is set at $3 million and to better leverage the state resources, the projects will require co-funding from private developers.

“The NY-Sun program has helped establish New York State as a leader in solar power, and these investments in photovoltaic systems will allow businesses and municipalities to put in place green, cost-effective electric generating installations,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said. “I encourage all businesses and municipalities eligible for these grants to apply."

Sixteen new developers including American Capital Energy Inc., EnterSolar LLC, GreenLogic LLC, and TriState Solar Alliance, have already benefited from $30 million awarded through the state’s solar initiative to assist businesses and other facilities increase solar power generation capacity by 34 MW in 2013.

Other developers are Solartech Renewable Systems LLC, SunEdison Commercial Solutions LLC, Dynamic Solar LLC, OnForce Solar Inc., Orion Energy Systems Inc., Ross Solar Group LLC, Safari Energy LLC, EmPower Solar CES LLC, Lighthouse Solar, Mercury Solar Systems Inc., Solar Energy Systems LLC, and SunWize Technologies Inc.


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