26 Sep '16, 3pm

NYC Expands Solar Goal, Sets Energy Storage Target

NYC Expands Solar Goal, Sets Energy Storage Target

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a new solar capacity goal of 1 GW by 2030 and committed the city to its first-ever energy storage deployment target. According to the mayor’s office, solar capacity in NYC has nearly quadrupled since 2013 to 96 MW today. The mayor notes that the city will issue permits for more than 3,000 solar panel installations this year alone, bringing the citywide total to more than 8,000 installations in 2016. This solar growth puts the city on track to meet its OneNYC goals of installing 100 MW of solar power on public buildings and spurring the installation of 250 MW on private buildings by 2025. Inspired by “this rapid progress,” de Blasio has announced an expansion of the 2025 goal to 1 GW of citywide solar capacity by 2030. Through an emphasis on community energy solutions, the city will work to identify areas for community shared...

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