New York Solar Energy Industries Are Ready to Fulfill Governor Cuomo’s Clean Energy Mandates
January 15, 2019
"Governor Cuomo’s goal of 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040 is exactly what the New York solar industry needs for healthy growth,” said Shyam Mehta, executive director of the New York Solar Energy Industries Association, the state’s leading solar trade organization. “We stand ready to work with the Cuomo Administration to double distributed solar to 6,000 MW by 2025, to more than double land-based solar through the Clean Energy Standard, and to invest in large-scale solar projects. We are especially heartened by the governor’s proposal to bring more solar to low-income communities through an expanded Solar for All program. NYSEIA will be an active participant in the discussions around any prevailing wage requirements that might slow the progress of solar energy. But overall, NYSEIA member companies look forward to helping New York meet these ambitious goals, and we look forward to advancing these proposals and other pro-solar reforms during the 2019 legislative session."