NYPA Furthers K-Solar Initiative
The K-Solar initiative, which was launched in January 2014 to help combat climate change, helps schools reduce energy costs and promote renewable energy use. The New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced that two additional solar power vendors were selected to expedite this process. Greenskies Renewable Energy will assist schools in Central and Northern New York and Long Island, and Solar Liberty will work with schools in Western New York and the Southern Tier. NYSSGC member SolarCity, which had been serving schools throughout the state to date, will continue to be the designated developer for the Hudson Valley, Capital Region, and New York City. NYPA acts as an energy advisor, helps with marketing and outreach, and works with the developers regarding expectations and procedures. The K-Solar program has registered 380 districts to date in partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), 25 of which are ready to proceed with solar panel installations. By making solar feasible for schools, K-Solar supports the Clean Energy Standard and Governor Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision strategy to build an energy system that is cleaner, more resilient and affordable. Read more here.