28 Feb '18, 4pm

New York Raises Community Solar Cap From 2 MW To 5 MW

New York Raises Community Solar Cap From 2 MW To 5 MW

The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) is now allowing larger community solar projects to participate in the state’s clean energy program. According to the commission, this decision will allow more renewable energy projects to be built while driving down overall costs for consumers. “Expanding access to cost-effective clean energy is a primary goal of New York’s clean energy standard, which will create enough renewable energy to meet half of the state’s electricity needs by 2030,” says John B. Rhodes, commission chair, in a press release. “Our decision to expand the size of the projects eligible for compensation will further reduce costs and spur the development of solar power, energy storage and other localized forms of electric generation.” In its decision, the PSC increased the maximum rated capacity for projects from 2 MW to 5 MW – a move supported by the C...

Full article: https://solarindustrymag.com/new-york-raises-community-so...

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