City & State New York, Power 100 — Zachary Dufresne, 82
December 20, 2021
City & State New York
The state’s solar energy industry got a jolt when Gov. Kathy Hochul announced plans in September to expand New York’s energy grid to include 10 gigawatts of solar energy by 2030. Zachary Dufresne, who joined NYSEIA in November, is already preparing for the ways solar panels can be integrated with active farms upstate while benefiting both industries (to meet its climate goals, the state could need 30,000 to 42,000 acres of solar fields). Dufresne also organized the 2021 New York Solar Summit.