Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 02, 2015
After the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) announced that renewable energy development companies and utilities in the Empire State will have more time to transition from existing net metering rules, in order to ensure a more “fair and reasonable” process, Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), applauded the PSC’s responsiveness to concerns voiced by the solar industry, stakeholders and environmental advocates.
“The PSC should be commended. This decision shows great thoughtfulness on their part. The commission’s prudent action will prevent unnecessary disruptions of solar projects that are already under development,” Resch said. “New York has become a leader in solar energy, largely due to smart, effective public policies such as net energy metering and the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). The 338 megawatts (MW) of solar energy currently installed in New York ranks the state 9th in the nation in installed solar capacity and is enough to power 57,000 homes. What’s more, there are now more than 488 solar companies at work hroughout the value chain in New York, employing 5,000 people. Solar has provide a big boost to New York’s economy, while helping to improve the environment. We applaud Governor Cuomo, legislative leaders and the New York PSC for their continued support of clean, reliable solar energy.”
Celebrating its 41st anniversary in 2015, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at http://www.seia.org.
Ken Johnson, SEIA Vice President of Communications, kjohnson(at)seia(dot)org (202) 556-2885
Samantha Page, SEIA Press Officer and Communications Manager, spage(at)seia(dot)org (202) 556-2886