Million Solar Strong New York Campaign In The News

 The Million Solar Strong New York Campaign is organizing events across the state and calling on Governor Cuomo to commit to enough distributed solar to power one million new homes with solar by 2023, including at least 100,000 low-income homes.

We are also calling on the state to implement the right policies and programs that will support solar access to all people, ensure an equitable transition and will pave the path to a million solar homes by 2023.

See the latest news from campaign events.

 

Sept. 20, 2018 | Amsterdam News: nFORCE Solar Cuts Ribbon On Bronx Solar Farm

The Million Solar Strong Campaign and Bronx officials, including Ruben Diaz Jr., urge New York State and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to support the goal of powering 1 million households, including 100,000 low-income households, with solar by 2023.

 

Photo: Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. at the new OnForce Solar community solar array in the Bronx, with 3,000 solar panels that can power up to 145 homes. Credit: Gregg McQueen | The Bronx Free Press

Nov. 14, 2018  | Senator Parker and Assembly Member Walker Join Call for One Million Solar Households at Brooklyn Town Hall

Key Lawmakers endorse Million Solar Strong Campaign, reiterate benefits of building Brooklyn’s solar deployment and workforce

Senator Kevin Parker and Assembly Member Latrice Walker joined advocates in calling for making New York a Million Solar Strong at a Town Hall last night at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The Town Hall was organized by the Million Solar Strong Campaign, a movement of leading industry, environmental, clean energy and community organizations, launched earlier this year to urge the goal of powering one million New York households, including 100,000 low-income households, with solar by 2023. Senator Kevin Parker, the ranking member of the Energy and Telecommunications Committee, and Assembly Member Latrice Walker, Chair of the Subcommittee on Renewable Energy, discussed the benefits of solar, how residents can participate, and opportunities for solar policy in the coming year.

 

Sept. 26, 2018 | The Bronx Free Press: A bank of brightness – Community solar farm unveiled in Bronx |Un banco de brillo

Officials recently unveiled a new solar power installation that aims to provide Bronx residents and businesses with clean energy while reducing energy bills. Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. expressed support for the Million Solar Strong Campaign, a movement to increase the use of solar power in New York State, with the goal of powering one million New York households with solar energy by 2023.

 

Sept. 20, 2018 | Amsterdam News: nFORCE Solar Cuts Ribbon On Bronx Solar Farm

The Million Solar Strong Campaign and Bronx officials, including Rubén Díaz Jr., urge New York State and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to support the goal of powering 1 million households, including 100,000 low-income households, with solar by 2023.

 

Sept. 19, 2018 | Solar Power World: Million Solar Strong coalition urges Governor Cuomo to build more New York solar

The Million Solar Strong Campaign, a movement of leading industry, environmental, clean energy and community organizations, was joined by Albany elected officials and community leaders to urge Governor Cuomo and New York State to support the bold new goal of powering one million New York households—including 100,000 low-income households—with solar by 2023. The group chose the Million Dollar Staircase at the New York State Capitol for the announcement to highlight the role solar energy can play in meeting growing the region’s economy and create new jobs, while standing-up the the Trump Administration’s attacks on solar and clean energy.

 

Sept. 19, 2018 | Bronx Borough President Official Release: Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. Joins Bronx Advocates And Business To Call For More New York Solar

The Million Solar Strong Campaign, a movement of leading industry, environmental, clean energy and community organizations, was joined by Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. and Bronx community leaders to urge New York State to support the bold new goal of powering one million New York households–including 100,000 low-income households–with solar by 2023. The groups came together at a major new community solar project.  Located on Commerce Ave, the solar farm is the largest Community Solar farm in the Bronx with more than 3,000 solar panels installed by OnForce Solar.

 

Sept. 19, 2018 | News 12 The Bronx: Ribbon-cutting held for community solar farm in the Bronx

Efforts to make the Bronx more green are underway with the Million Solar Strong Campaign, a movement that pushes the state to have cleaner energy by using solar. Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr., along with environmental and community organizations, are urging the state to support the mission to power 1 million households with solar by 2023.

 

Sept. 19, 2018 | North American Clean Energy: Albany Advocates, Businesses, and Elected Officials Call for More New York Solar

The Million Solar Strong Campaign, a movement of leading industry, environmental, clean energy and community organizations, was joined by Albany elected officials and community leaders to urge Governor Cuomo and New York State to support the bold new goal of powering one million New York households–including 100,000 low-income households–with solar by 2023.

 

Sept. 18, 2018 | Public News Service: Albany Rally Calls for 1 Million Solar Households

Environmental groups are calling on the state of New York to support a major push for more solar power, including for low-income households. The Million Solar Strong Campaign rally in the state capital on Tuesday to say rapidly expanding solar power will create thousands of jobs, help low-income families save millions of dollars on their electric bills and help reach the target set by New York’s Clean Energy Standard.

 

Sept. 18, 2018 | Times Union: Albany officials, advocates call for solar energy expansion

Albany’s Sen. Neil Breslin and Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy joined advocates Tuesday to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to stand-up to President Donald Trump by supporting their goal of powering one million households with solar energy by 2023. The Million Solar Strong campaign announced the initiative — which specifies the inclusion of 100,000 low-income households — on the Million Dollar Staircase at the New York State Capitol, highlighting the role solar energy can play in growing the region’s economy, creating jobs, cutting air pollution, and improving health outcomes throughout the state.

 

Aug. 28, 2018 | Times Ledger: Queens electeds urge Cuomo to expand solar initiative

Activists stood with Queens legislators last week to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to adopt the goal of making a million homes across the state, including 100,000 low- income dwellings, solar-powered by 2023. State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria), City Councilmen Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) gathered under the solar canopy of the new Hunters Point South Park Aug. 14 to set the scene for their statement promoting renewable energy.

 

Aug. 23, 2018 | News 12 The Bronx: New solar program aims to help Bronx residents save money

A new solar program in the Bronx is aiming to help residents save money on their electric bill. The Community Solar Program allows homeowners, churches, small business and renters to switch to natural energy.

 

Aug. 22, 2018 | Western Queens Gazette: Call For More New York Solar Energy

The Million Solar Strong Campaign, a movement of leading industry, environmental, clean energy and community organizations, was joined by Queens elected officials and community leaders to urge New York State to support the bold new goal of powering one million New York households—including 100,000 low-income households—with solar by 2023.

 

Aug. 21, 2018 | Queens Ledger: Solar energy advocates push for new goal

A coalition of industrial, environmental and energy advocates are calling on state leaders to support the goal of powering 1 million New York households with solar energy by 2023. Last Tuesday, Queens elected officials joined members of the Million Solar Strong Campaign at the Long Island City waterfront to talk about the importance of solar energy. They were joined by EmPower Solar, a Long Island-based company that opened an office in the neighborhood just this month.

 

Aug. 17, 2018 | Queens County Politics: Queens Officials Urge Solar Energy For New York Residents

Various Queens public officials spoke in Long Island City asking their colleagues across the state, such as Governor Andrew Cuomo, to power one million homes throughs solar energy. The campaign behind the initiative, called The Million Solar Strong Campaign, seeks to power many homes, including 100,000 low-income households at the Long Island City Lansing, through solar power by 2023. To accomplish its vision, the organization’s plan is to ensure fair customer compensation, facilitate affordable financing for solar growth, and more.

 

Aug. 16, 2018 | Queens Chronicle: Queens leaders call for more solar

Queens leaders joined the Million Solar Strong Campaign on Tuesday to urge Gov. Cuomo to support initiatives to power one million state households with solar energy by 2023. The event took place in Long Island City next to the Hunters Point South Ferry Landing. An existing solar project at the park facing the East River overlooking the Manhattan skyline was the site of the announcement. Those at the event said they also hope to also bring solar energy to 100,000 low-income households.

 

Aug. 15, 2018 | Politico: Queens’ solar push

Queens officials have joined a nascent solar campaign calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration to increase solar installations throughout the state — a move they say will benefit a borough that has been blighted by power plants.

 

Aug. 14, 2018 | Astoria Patch: Get Solar Power To 1M Houses By 2023, Queens Advocates Urge State

Surrounded by families basking in the sunlight, Queens advocates gathered at the Long Island City waterfront park Tuesday to rally support for the “Million Solar Strong New York” campaign, which aims to power 1 million New York homes – including 100,000 that are low-income – with solar energy by 2023.

 

Aug. 14, 2018 | Solar Power World: Advocates and elected officials in Queens call for more New York solar

The Million Solar Strong Campaign, a movement of leading industry, environmental, clean energy and community organizations, was joined by Queens elected officials and community leaders to urge New York State to support the bold new goal of powering one million New York households—including 100,000 low-income households—with solar by 2023.

 

More Queens event coverage:

Aug. 14, 2018 | North American Clean Energy: Queens Advocates, Businesses, and Elected Officials Call for More New York Solar

Aug, 14, 2018 | AltEnergyMag: Queens Advocates, Businesses, and Elected Officials Call for More New York Solar

Jul. 9, 2018 | PV Magazine: Elected officials and advocates call for more solar to serve low-income communities in New York

 

Jun. 29, 2018 | Kings County Politics: Reynoso Pushes More Solar Energy In Low-Income Households

City Councilman Antonio Reynoso (D-Williamsburg, Bushwick, Greenpoint) joined members of the Million Solar Strong Campaign yesterday at Dunn Development Corp’s most recent project, The Meekerman apartment complex in Williamsburg to call on the state and Governor Andrew Cuomo to support more solar power for low-income households.

 

Jun. 29, 2018 | The Energy Source: Reynoso Pushes More Solar Energy In Low-Income Households – Kings County Politics

Kings County Politics City Councilman Antonio Reynoso (D-Williamsburg, Bushwick, Greenpoint) joined members of the Million Solar Strong Campaign yesterday at Dunn Development Corp’s most recent project, The Meekerman apartment complex in Williamsburg.

 

Jun. 28, 2018 | Solar Power World: Million Solar Strong Campaign tours NY low-income solar housing development

The Million Solar Strong Campaign, a movement of leading industry, environmental, clean energy and community organizations, was joined by Brooklyn Councilman Antonio Reynoso to urge New York State and Governor Cuomo to support more solar for low-income households. The group came together to tour one of the most successful local low-income solar housing developments at The Meekerman in Williamsburg.

 

Jun. 7, 2018 | WAMC Northeast Public Radio: Coalition Calling On Cuomo To Amend NY Solar Power Goals

A new coalition is calling on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to amend solar power goals statewide. The 1 Million Solar Strong Coalition gathered Wednesday at the capitol in Albany. It’s proposing a goal of powering one million New York homes, including 100,000 low-income households, with solar energy by 2023. The coalition is made up of industry, environmental, justice and community organizations from across the country.  David Gahl is Director of State Affairs Northeast for the Solar Energy Industries Association. Gahl highlighted the impact of the coalition’s goal.

 

Jun. 7, 2018 | Renewables Now: Coalition calls for 1 million solar households in NY by 2023

A campaign was launched on Wednesday that calls on New York governor Andrew Cuomo to set a goal of powering one million New York households with solar by 2023.

 

Jun. 6, 2018 | Solar Power World: New York coalition wants the governor to mandate one million homes with solar

A new and diverse coalition is calling on Governor Cuomo to stand-up to the Trump Administration by setting a bold new goal of powering one million New York households with solar, including one hundred thousand low-income families, by 2023, doubling the existing NY-Sun goal. The Trump Administration’s reckless actions on climate, the environment, and energy require an equally bold response from New York.

 

Jun. 7, 2018 | Solar Industry Magazine: New Solar Coalition Pushes For Bold Goals In New York

A newly formed coalition is calling on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., to set a bold new goal of powering 1 million New York households with solar, including 100,000 low-income families, by 2023.