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    Online Forum: Community Solar, Energy Storage, and Beyond by GreenHomeNYC, August 19, 6:30-8 pm EDT

  • 19 August 2020
  • Start time : 06:30 PM
  • End time : 08:00 PM
  • Event Host : GreenHomeNYC
Community Solar, Energy Storage
Event Description

What is happening in community solar and energy storage these days, and how are they moving the needle on renewables in New York?
 

In New York, solar energy still accounts for less than 2% of the state's electricity generation. With the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act setting up the state to aim for highly ambitious clean energy targets in the coming years, there is a lot of work to be done in renewables generally, and solar energy specifically. 
 

One area of solar that has gotten a lot of attention recently is community solar. Community solar allows residents, small businesses, organizations, municipalities and others to receive equal access to the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy generation, without having to install solar directly on their property or even own it. And, as renewable power sources like community solar provide a larger portion of New York’s electricity, concerns rise about having that power be available when and where it is most needed. This is where energy storage technologies start to come in and play a larger role, not only helping to smooth out the intermittent generation of renewables, but also making the electric grid more stable as well as cleaner.
 

At GreenHomeNYC's Monthly Forum in August, several renewable energy professionals will discuss what is happening in community solar and energy storage in New York, with a focus on actual projects being done, and how they are helping move the needle on renewables and clean energy in the state.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • GreenHomeNYC
  • Event type
    • Webinar

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