24 Feb '17, 10am

New York Reaps 800 Percent Solar Growth in Five Years

New York Reaps 800 Percent Solar Growth in Five Years

A solar installation in Long Island, New York. When we think of solar, sun-kissed states such as California , Hawaii and sometimes Florida come to mind. Even Georgia is seeing growth in solar, symbolized by its former governor and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter who recently leased part of his peanut farm to a solar power company. But Northeastern states, including New Jersey and Massachusetts , also have ambitious solar programs. And the solar industry is booming spectacularly in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said this week . In a press statement issued on Tuesday, Gov. Cuomo claimed New York’s support for solar power initiatives resulted in an 800 percent increase in industry growth from 2011, the year he took office, to 2016. The state’s various renewable energy programs resulted in investments totaling $1.5 billion – with several regions experiencing a 10-fold increas...

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