NY School Solar Program Regrouping
An ambitious program to install solar panels at New York's public schools, already off to a slow start, has to recruit a new partner after the financial collapse of one of the nation's largest solar companies.
The New York Power Authority says SunEdison's move into bankruptcy court protection last month means the agency has to find at least one other company to join SolarCity as a contractor for the "K-Solar" initiative.
The companies had been given territory as recommended contractors by the authority, with SunEdison to handle work in western and central New York and Long Island. SolarCity, already the beneficiary of major support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration, got the balance of the state, excluding New York City.
Cuomo announced K-Solar, part of his $1 billion NY-Sun Initiative, in September 2014.
Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.
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