New York Policies Spark Private Solar Development

Stuyvesant Town – Peter Cooper Village in Manhattan installed more than 9,000 solar panels on 22 acres of rooftop, making it the largest array to ever be installed on an apartment complex. This added 3.9 MW with the capacity to power 1,100 apartments. An even larger project may be installed in the Bronx soon.
The state of New York passed its own “Green New Deal” in January that doubled the state’s solar capacity goal, raised the renewable energy goal to 70 percent by 2030, and set a zero-carbon electricity target by 2040. The bill improved incentives making solar power a more appealing choice for business and building owners. Additionally, the City of New York enacted an ordinance requiring solar or green roofs on most new buildings. NYTimesGTM