New York backs plan to put solar panels on rooftops, parking lots

By Thomas C. Zambito, The Journal News / LoHud

“By incentivizing solar development on landfills, brownfield sites, rooftops and parking lots, and at affordable housing facilities, developers will be encouraged to install solar in locations that are most appropriate and do not already have a higher and better use,” said Manna Jo Greene, Clearwater’s environmental director. “Solar in these areas also promotes resiliency, if storage is incorporated to create 24-hour reliability.” Greene said by including affordable housing in the mix, the program will allow those who otherwise couldn’t afford solar power reap its benefits while creating green jobs in their neighborhoods. Read more here.

Photo: Telesis Inc’s net zero energy complex in Lincoln, Nebraska’s Haymarket. Credit: J-Tech Solar