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Solar power in New York increases by 1,000% across six years

07 Feb 2018
Solar power in New York increased more than 1,000% from December 2011 to December 2017, according to reports. 

Over the past six years, a total of $2.8 billion in private investment has been injected into New York’s expanding renewable energy portfolio. Solar power is has become a leading sector that is helping Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s mandate to half of all electricity consumed to come from renewable energy sources by 2030. 

“Solar is a vital part of this state’s clean energy future and we have experienced unprecedented growth in this new sector,” Governor Cuomo said. 

“We will continue to support the development of solar, helping to spur economic growth, creating new jobs and helping to build a cleaner, greener and more sustainable New York for all.”

Further analysis reveals that 78,323 solar projects were installed through the end of December 2017, compared with 8,989 projects that were completed at the end of 2011.

 “Governor Cuomo has committed New York to lead by example in our pursuit of fighting climate change and achieving bold clean energy goals, and this 1,000% solar growth milestone is a significant marker of progress,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. 

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