24 Sep '13, 2pm

NYSERDA offers $ for municipalities that adopt unified #solar permit via @SolarIndustry

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), New York Power Authority (NYPA) and City University of New York (CUNY) have developed a unified solar permit for New York State that aims to reduce costs for solar projects by streamlining municipal permitting processes. The unified solar permit is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's NY-Sun initiative. NYSERDA and NYPA provided funding to CUNY to survey municipal officials to understand the photovoltaic permitting costs, procedures and issues, as well as to develop the permit. The standardized permit is expected to cut costs by creating a uniform permitting process in municipalities across the state. NYSERDA says work to chart the current permit processes involved feedback from municipalities, the New York Conference of Mayors, the Association of Towns of the State of New York, utility companies, PV installers...

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