Solar in NY: Growth and Interconnection Issues
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About The Event
This event includes two parts. The first hour is a webinar offered by the NY-AEE Chapter discussing how solar PV will continue to support NYS in achieving its ambitious carbon reduction goals. In the second hour, NY-CWEEL will host a networking event with break out group discussions of the content presented during the webinar.
Solar Photovoltaic Systems have seen major advances throughout NYC and NYS over the last 10 years, in both efficiency and quantity of systems installed. The proliferation of lower cost solar systems has impacted utility and local planning processes and supported economic growth in New York.
This webinar will cover:
- The 10-year trajectory of cost reductions
- A technical overview of the improvements to solar system efficiencies
- An overview of job creation spurred by the industry over the last ten years and the resulting benefits to the City and State economies
- Discussion of the role of utilities in encouraging solar adoption
- A review of how local towns are handling construction permitting of solar installations
- Discussion of opportunities to increase the proliferation of solar farms in NYS
Solar photovoltaics will play a major role in meeting the goals of decreasing greenhouse gas emissions for NYS and the country. This session will provide an update on where we are going in these efforts.
CEO at Empire Clean Energy Supply
Marjaneh Issapour MSEE, P.E., SM.IEEE, CCNA
Associate Dean of Innovation and Economic Development in Sustainable Energy at Farmingdale State College
New York Solar Energy Industries Association