NYS Has Its First Completed Solar And Energy Storage Project | WAMC

NYS Has Its First Completed Solar And Energy Storage Project

Sep 22, 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday the state’s first completed project that pairs community solar with energy storage.

Cuomo says the first-of-its-kind project in New York will reduce energy costs for some 150 households in Westchester County and New York City as well as provide power to 12 Tesla electric vehicle supercharging stations. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul made the announcement during Climate Week at a ribbon-cutting event in Yorktown Heights. The project supports the governor’s goal of installing 6,000 megawatts of solar by 2025 and 3,000 megawatts of energy storage by 2030, as called for in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act enacted last year.