New York is leading the nation, with a goal of using 70% renewables by 2030, and EDF Renewables is leading the solar energy charge starting with the Ridge View Solar Energy Center. A growing solution to energy demands, solar power is a safe, clean technology that NY residents and businesses want now. The initiatives outlined in the State Energy Plan can be found here.
New York State is making clean energy a priority to fight climate change. In January 2019, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the Green New Deal, a clean energy and jobs agenda that calls for the state to increase from 50% to 70% the electricity from renewable energy by 2030.
The state has a considerable amount of solar potential and has consistently been in the top 10 US solar markets. Solar employs 11,858 people* and provides a thriving clean energy economy throughout local communities across the State.
In addition to solar, energy storage will play a crucial role in meeting these ambitious goals. The state announced a nation-leading goal of 1,500 MW of energy storage by 2025 and 3,000 MW by 2030. Whether installed alone or paired with solar, energy storage can maximize the benefits of clean generation.