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October 08, 2014

New York Invests $94 Million for Solar Projects Across the State

New York State on September 26 announced $94 million in awards for large solar electric projects that will increase the solar capacity in the Empire State by more than 214 megawatts, a 68% increase over the amount of solar installed and in the pipeline at the end of 2013.The $94 million in renewable funding leverages private investment of $375 million in new photovoltaic (PV) power infrastructure projects.

The new capacity, which is planned for 142 project sites, was obtained through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s Competitive PV program. A total of 50 project sites are located at businesses; 41 at schools and school districts; 36 at municipal and other government facilities; and 15 at nonprofits, health care institutions, and colleges. See the New York State news release.