It’s easy to forget that electric trains are a type of EV, and possible to power with clean energy like solar.
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The US Energy Information Agency (EIA) has released a report looking at carbon emissions by state. Just counting from 2000 till 2013, 37 states have reduced their emissions and 13 other states raised them in that time. Tallied together, the US has cut its total CO2 emissions by 9.6%.
As of 2013, the solar-friendly states now have the lowest CO2 emissions per capita.
Much like California, New York has set some seriously ambitious goals towards cutting emissions — 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. And also like the Golden State, New York is one of the country’s leader in solar power. Currently, it ranks ninth overall for installed solar. But how is New York changing the way utility companies and solar would work together?
Thanks to record-breaking growth in the solar industry, particularly in rooftop solar, the demand for electricity has lessened, and New York utilities are required to buy extra power from buildings that produce more solar than needed (also known as net metering).Continue reading
What can intelligent incentives do for state solar programs? A lot.Continue reading
New York has excellent solar rebates that pay homeowners a lot of money back after they’ve installed solar. Some rebates you can even get up front through the solar installation company.
The only caveats here are that there is a cap of $12,500 and you can only claim up to 40% of the total system price. For an average-sized system of 5kW, this rebate will give you $8,750 off the cost of the system.
Note: some solar installers in New York may offer to pay you the rebate up front so that you don’t have to wait to get the money back.
This is another great credit because it pays for a huge chunk of system cost. All you have to do is file for the tax credit with the IRS after you’ve purchased the system.
The best place to learn more about solar panel rebates in New York is to get a free estimate with a local solar installation company.