Governor Cuomo announced that the growth of solar in New York State increased more than 300 percent from 2011 to 2014! This is more than double the rate of U.S. solar growth overall. A total of 314.48 megawatts of solar electric was installed across the state, equivalent to powering more than 51,000 homes.
The substantial growth is attributed to a combination of factors, including the NY-Sun initiative, a decline in solar electric component prices, and an increase in the number of installer businesses marketing solar electric directly to consumers.
Also contributing to the increase are the state’s Solarize programs, which allow consumers to take advantage good prices by purchasing in bulk. Check out New York’s Solarize projects.