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NY Sun Expansion Proposal: Good First Step Toward Achieving Distributed Solar Goals

Monday, Nov 25 2019

Press Release

Today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) petitioned the New York Public Service Commission to use the successful NY-Sun program to reach six gigawatts of distributed solar energy by 2025, a state-wide goal.

Following is a statement from David Gahl, senior director of state affairs in the northeast at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), commending New York leaders for their efforts to follow through on the goals outlined in the New York Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act:

“We commend Governor Cuomo and NYSERDA for continuing to prioritize solar energy expansion in New York. Extending coverage of the NY-Sun program would make more than $500 million in incentives available to solar customers, helping to create thousands of careers, generate billions of dollars in investment, and bring clean and affordable energy to more New Yorkers. The program is already a success in the state and expanding its reach is a tangible, realistic step toward achieving New York’s ambitious clean energy goals. We look forward to diving into the details of this proposal, engaging at the Public Service Commission, and reaching New York’s six gigawatt solar goal.”


About SEIA®: 

Celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2019, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, which now employs more than 242,000 Americans. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to build jobs and diversity, champion the use of cost-competitive solar in America, remove market barriers and educate the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at


Media Contact: 

Morgan Lyons, Senior Communications Manager, [email protected] (202) 556-2872

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