Cuomo Announces $30 Million In Funding For Westchester Solar Projects

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the programs are good for the environment and lower energy costs for consumers. Photo Credit: File

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $30 million in available funding under the NY-Sun Competitive Photovoltaic Program to further stimulate large-scale solar and biogas projects in Westchester County and the Hudson Valley. 

“Expanding the use of clean, renewable power in the Hudson Valley will help make New York a greener state,”  Cuomo said in a statement. “Large scale solar and biogas installations are both good for the environment and lower electricity prices for consumers. Renewable energy, including biogas, is a cornerstone of New York’s clean energy economy and helps the State meet energy demand in an environmentally friendly way that protects the well-being of all New Yorkers.”

With the, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is seeking proposals for Photovoltaic and renewable biogas systems larger than 200 kilowatts to be installed at businesses, factories, municipal buildings and other larger commercial and industrial customers in the Hudson Valley as well as in the five boroughs of New York City. Proposals are due on Dec. 30 and projects must be installed by April 30. 

For more information on the NY-Sun Initiative, visit http://www.ny-sun.ny.gov.

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DEE DEE:

I got solar on my house it works, but all you are doing is front paying you electric. cost was 26,000 bucks and 16,000 in rebates so my cost was 10,000. and it will take 8 years to break even. if any one is thinking of doing it do it your self it's very easy and much cheaper. also you still have to pay con edison a line charge of 25 bucks a month to feed back your extra electric, and the biggest kicker it if the power goes out they shut your house down.

cjmesq:

What a joke. More crony-capitalism courtesy of our statist fraudulent governor. Heaven forbid he opens up NYS to fracking, where real job creation can take place in the private sector, so we can do without the corruption involved in legalized state-sponsored gambling.

Mr G:

Heaven Forbid is right. Except for the fat cat CEOs who live far far away from their fracking operations, all of us deserve clean water. Do you want to light up water that comes out of your kitchen sink? I don't!
http://nyagainstfracking.org/

Kyle Scott:

If this really lowered electricity prices for consumers, it would be running now and not need gov't interference or "help".

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