New York Program Supports Community Solar

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New program lets New Yorkers support renewable energy

Washington Times, July 20, 2015. Image credit: Unsplash

A new program will let New York residents subscribe to local renewable energy projects and get a credit on their utility bills for their portion of the energy produced.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved the Shared Renewables Program last week. The non-profit group Environment New York hailed the program, saying it allows low-income families, renters, and millions of other New Yorkers to choose solar as a clean energy option.

The program is also known as community distributed generation and community net metering.

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