The New York Solar Bill would build on the success of the NY-Sun Initiative, a public-private partnership designed to drive growth in the state’s solar industry and lower solar costs for all New Yorkers.
NY-Sun was established to quadruple the amount of customer-sited solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity added between 2011 and 2013. In his 2013 State of the State address, Governor Cuomo committed to extending the NY-Sun Initiative through 2023. The New York Solar Bill would solidify a 10 year extention of NY-Sun in statute, ensuring that New Yorkers benefit from a stable and predictable long-term incentive program.
The New York Solar Bill (A.5060b/S.2522) will help create new local jobs; modernize our power infrastructure; protect our environment, and help New York regain its leadership position in the growing clean energy economy. At a time when New York faces the dual crisis of high unemployment and a fragile energy infrastructure, this kind of policy would be a win-win for all New Yorkers.
A diverse coalition of stakeholders including many of businesses and environmental groups have come together to support the proposal: