Blue Skies Ahead for Shared Solar in New York
Whether they rent their home, own a condo or have a shaded roof, many New Yorkers are currently unable to install solar energy systems. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, only 22-27% of residential roof space is suitable for on-site solar production. This leaves the majority of homes in the dark, without the economic and environmental benefits associated with solar.
2015 could be the year this changes.
Last week, Governor Cuomo’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda highlighted Shared Solar, also known as community net metering, as a way for millions of people to go solar for the first time. A shared renewable energy program would allow all electricity customers, including renters, to subscribe to local solar energy projects and get a credit on their electricity bills for their portion of the clean power produced. This would allow all New Yorkers to access the benefits of solar that eligible homeowners have long enjoyed, including lower, stable energy bills, a reduced carbon footprint, and a leading role in building healthier communities.
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To learn more about Shared Solar in NYC, please contact Elana Bulman at email@example.com.