The NYC Department of Environmental Protection has announced a $6million fund for its Green Infrastructure Grant Program for 2013, inviting proposals which help capture, divert or reuse storm-water in a bid to minimize runoff into the city sewage system.
Queens College celebrated the opening of three separate rain gardens at their campus in October, which will help divert almost 1 million gallons of stormwater annually out of the sewage system, helping in turn to preserve water quality in nearby Flushing Creek.
NYSERDA, CUNY and Con Edison Sponsor Networking Event
Nearly 300 potential new solar customers interested in large scale solar installations met up with NYC installers at the NYC Solar Connection on October 1st at Con Edison’s Manhattan headquarters. Financial incentives for large solar installations have never been better as the State of New York, through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), is offering incentives of up to $3 million per project to building owners interested in installing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems larger than 50 kW on commercial, industrial and multifamily-residential buildings.
New York City has been called the birthplace of electricity itself. In 1882, Edison’s Pearl Street Station in lower Manhattan became the country’s first central power plant, bringing 800 incandescent light bulbs to life. Today, New York City draws its power from a mix of far-flung fossil fuel, nuclear, and renewable (primarily hydroelectric) energy resources. But, this could change as the state’s legislature passes a round of incentives aimed at encouraging new solar PV installations in the state.
The big question for any homeowner considering installing solar power is a simple one: How quickly will the system pay for itself? The short answer: It depends on where you live.
The big city glow of New York could be coming from more than the bright lights on Broadway. The Big Apple also is increasingly aglow with solar power, particularly from rooftop photovoltaic (PV) solar.
Current incentives have spurred exponential growth of solar capacity, jobs in NYC
Today, New York demonstrated its ongoing commitment to encouraging the growth of the solar industry by extending the New York City property tax abatement an additional two years for consumers investing in solar installations.
Program Supports City Efforts to Reduce the Timeline for Installing Solar Panel Systems to Less Than 100 Days as Part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative
Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri today announced the start of Get It Done. Together. – Solar Edition, a new citywide initiative to accelerate the permitting process for solar panel installations. Modeled after the Get It Done. Together. program to accelerate the approval of pending construction projects, the Solar Edition program is designed to streamline the review process for solar panel applications and help industry members resolve regulatory conflicts so their projects can move forward.
At the 6th annual NYC Solar Summit the City University of New York (CUNY), on behalf of New York City (NYC), presented SMART NY; a groundbreaking project to streamline solar adoption in NYC.
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Sustainable CUNY, of The City University of New York (CUNY), the prestigious 2012 Environmental Quality Award for its effort to support large scale solar adoption as lead for the NYC Solar America City Partnership (Partnership).