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Solar power in New York

Installing rooftop solar panels in Poughkeepsie

Solar power in New York includes the largest solar farm on the east coast, the 37 MW Long Island Solar Farm, as well as the 17 MW enXco Eastern Long Island Solar Project,[1] which consists of seven projects, three at LIRR station carports.[2]

New York City is planning to build a 50 MW solar farm on 250 acres of a closed land fill.[3]

New York has a renewable portfolio standard of 30% from renewable sources by 2015.

In 2012, LIPA, adopted a Power Purchase Agreement (limited to 50 MW), which will pay $0.22/kWh for solar generation for installations ranging from 50 kW to 20 MW. A $500 to $5000 application fee favors larger power plants represents roughly the first 10 days of generation for a 50 kW to 500 kW system, but less than 2 hours of generation for a 20 MW installation. The term of the agreement is 20 years, and systems must be interconnected to the grid at the 13.2 kV level. Unlike the feed-in tariff programs in many other places, customers pay for their own electricity as if they were not generating any, making this actually a power purchase agreement, and not a feed-in tariff. LIPA owns the SRECs (which could be worth more than they are paying for the electricity).[4][5] A bill to establish SRECs in New York failed to pass in 2012.[6] 50 MW of solar power will meet the average needs of about 7,000 households, or less than 1% of the electricity supplied by LIPA. 5 MW is reserved for systems less than 150 kW, and 10 MW for systems from 150 to 500 kW. The remaining 35 MW is available to systems of all sizes. If fully subscribed in the first year, the average household will pay an estimated $0.44/month to pay for the program, which will generate an estimated 79.4 million kWh/year. Estimated costs are based on an average avoided cost rate of $0.075/kWh, although peak generation costs can exceed $0.22/kWh, eliminating any cost.[7] LIPA's total generation capacity, in 2011, was 6,800 MW.[8]

Solar Splash, a solar powered boat race

Solar Splash, a solar powered boat race, was held in Buffalo, New York, in 2002.

Installed Photovoltaics
Year Total (MW) Installed (MW)[9][10][11]
2007 15.4
2008 21.9 6.5
2009 33.9 12
2010 55.5 21.6
2011 123.8 68.3
2012 179.4 55.6
2013 240.5 61.1

See also


  1. ^ Solar in New York State
  2. ^ enXco Eastern Long Island Solar Project
  3. ^ Bloomberg's solar landfill power play
  4. ^ LIPA FIT
  5. ^ New Jersey SRECs
  6. ^ NY SREC market put on hold
  7. ^ Feed-in tariff proposal
  8. ^ Questions as LIPA fails to use Edge program
  9. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2009). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2008" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). p. 16. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  10. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2012). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2012" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). p. 16. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  11. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2014). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2013". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved 2014-09-26. 

External links

  • New York City Solar Map
  • New York Solar Energy Society
  • Incentives and Policies
    • Long Island Feed-in tariff (Power Purchase Agreement)
    • PV Incentive Program
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