New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced the release of the sixth State RFP, asking 2,000 megawatts or more of new large-scale renewable energy projects.
When completed, these projects will be able to power at least 600,000 New York homes and are expected to yield nearly $3 billion in clean energy investments.
In addition, these projects will create more than 2,000 jobs to support families in the clean energy industry. This is accelerating the goal of getting 70% of the statewide electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030.
Renewable energy is the backbone of New York’s comprehensive approach to cleaning up our electric grid and provides a reliable pathway for industry to join our clean energy transition for the benefit of all New Yorkers. The strong public-private partnerships formed to build these projects will not only allow us to significantly reduce emissions in our fight against climate change, but will lead to thousands of new green jobs, billions of dollars of economic growth and an injection of private investments in local communities.
He also announced that four gigawatts of distributed solar power have been installed in New Yorkwith the largest single-roof solar panel located in Manhattan on the green roof of the Javits Center.
The 1,400 photovoltaic panels of the Javits Center green roof will be supplemented by a 3.5 megawatt battery storage system and this project is the result of a partnership between the Javits Center, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Siemens Industry, Inc.
Statewide solar power distribution from this project will power more than 710,000 homes, exceeding the state’s goal of six gigawatts of solar power by 2025 and accelerating progress toward 10 gigawatts of solar power by 2030.
Since the launch of the NY-Sun initiative, the cost of solar energy in New York has fallen by 70%while solar power deployment has increased nearly 2,900% statewide, while helping fuel $6.4 billion in private investment and supporting more than 12,000 jobs across the state. State.
More information: www.nyserda.ny.gov