Clean Energy Authority
New Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) made solar a priority in his "State of the State Address" on Jan. 4.
"In its first year, the NY-Sun Initiative will be capable of doubling the customer-sited photovoltaic capacity that was installed in 2011. By 2013, we estimate that NY-Sun will quadruple the 2011 capacity," Cuomo said during the speech.
The move drew praise from solar advocates in the state, who remain steadfast in their resolve to push the short-term goals but continue to look long-term.