Comments in response to NSERDA agrivoltaics RFI
November 15, 2023
On November 15, 2023, NYSEIA submitted comments to NYSERDA in response to their open request for information seeking feedback on a draft RFP to solicit proposals for agrivoltaic research & demonstration projects. NYSEIA's comments voiced support for NYSERDA's pending procurement, and our broad support for dual-use PV and agricultural applications. Our specific recommendations to NYSERDA included:
Prioritize larger (e.g. 1 MW+) projects that can demonstrate commercial viability; and
Consider centrally procuring a research team to analyze all of the proposed demonstration projects (rather than putting this requirement onto respondents) in order to: decrease costs; eliminate a barrier to participation for developers; and to increase the value of the research/analysis through a standardized methodology of project evaluation.
NYSEIA's comments were filed jointly with Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA). Full comments can be viewed by clicking READ MORE