A strong bill advocating solar power in New York is finding its way up the state capitol in Albany. The bill is set to give New York State what it needs to be a leader in solar energy. The New York Solar Jobs Act of 2010 would establish achievable and yet still very aggressive targets for utility companies in New York to bring solar capacity continually on-line each year — scaling up to 2.5% of the state’s total energy mix by 2025. That percentage is equal to approximately five gigawatts of solar. In other words…a lot of solar energy.
The bill would give New York the potential to generate enough clean electricity to power close to a million homes. More than this it is the legislation’s ability to generate economic opportunity that’s getting many in the New York state legislature excited.