EDF Renewables North America has been awarded a contract from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to build a 170 MWac PV power plant near the town of Mount Morris, New York state.
New York plans to incentivise commercial and industrial (C&I) solar-plus-storage projects, kicking off by making US$40 million funding available to support 50MW of storage paired with solar from early November.
Billed as the ‘Largest Single Commitment to Renewable Energy by a State in U.S. History’ the State of New York announced a US$1.4 billion investment package and over US$3 Billion in direct investment in solar, wind and hydro energy projects, expected to generate around 3,000 jobs.
The US’ two leading states in solar and energy storage, New York and California, have taken steps towards valuing the locational and time-of-use value of distributed energy resources and other states should follow, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has said.
The office of New York governor Andrew Cuomo has spoken out against the Suniva trade case, despite his state being home to the largest crystalline silicon cell and module manufacturing plant in the US.