From the Big Apple to Niagara Falls, people love New York. Today, New Yorkers can get some love back from the state and save money by going solar. They can lessen their reliance on fossil fuels and save for many years to come.
New York is turning into a solar-powered state, with powerful incentives making solar economically viable. New York State is a pioneer in solar advancement, and is empowering all New Yorkers to make the switch to solar power. More homeowners and businesses are running on solar power than ever, due to attractive financing programs that allow solar to be installed with no upfront investment and immediate savings.
Raising Public Awareness in New York
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has developed another program, School Power, which is an innovative system to teach New Yorkers about energy and the part solar power can play in providing clean energy to homes, schools, and businesses.
Solar power is highly effective given the right conditions, and with new systems popping up every day, more awareness about it is happening.
New York Is a Leader Among All Solar States
New York is leader among all solar states as far as aggregate solar capacity. Greater things are in store for the Empire State’s solar future. With the introduction of its dynamic Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) program, New York State is transforming itself into a solar powerhouse.
The NY Sun Initiative has set an objective of 3 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity to be introduced in the state by 2023, which is more than eight times the 338 megawatts (MW) available at present. Incentives and market development will ensure that solar energy remains a viable choice for homes and businesses throughout the state.
Going Solar in New York—the Three Best Ways
Going solar is a great way for New Yorkers to save cash, and because of the state’s growing rooftop solar industry, there are many solar companies to contend for your business, regardless of what part of the state you live in.
There are three fundamental ways you can go solar in New York. These choices are all accessible in New York through various solar installation and financing organizations. They are:
- Buying your solar PV system outright
- Financing it with a solar loan
- Entering into a third party ownership agreement (lease or PPA)
New York recently enacted a shared solar initiative to allow homeowners and business owners to benefit from large solar arrays if their site is not an ideal location for an installation. This is a new alternative for solar customers in New York, thanks to Governor Cuomo’s initiatives!
No need to think twice! This is the right time to go solar. Taking steps today can result in harnessing power from the sun for decades to come and reduce your reliance on fossil fuels.
About the Author: Alex Yackery- owner of Venture Home Solar, is passionate about writing and educating people about solar energy. He contributes in making a pollution free environment by taking an initiative to secure the world from global warming though his write-ups. He has served as the sales director at one of the NYC’s largest solar installation companies for 3 years.
Being a BA in Economics with business minor from Loyola University in Maryland, Alex is also a former division 1 national champion in lacrosse. You can reach Alex by email or on Twitter.
[This post has been generously supported by Venture Solar.]