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Andrew Cuomo: Focus more attention on exploiting our solar potential

Now it is time to focus more attention on exploiting our solar potential. But we need to do this in ways that protect the ratepayer. Solar power is still more expensive per megawatt hour to develop than other renewables. Therefore, we will greatly expand the state's solar programs, but as we do so we will keep an eye firmly on costs. We will increase competitive procurement of large, commercial-sized solar projects. And we will expand rebate programs for residential and commercial small-to-medium systems. In its first year, the NY-Sun Initiative will be capable of doubling the customer-sited photovoltaic capacity that was installed in 2011. By 2013, we estimate that NY-Sun will quadruple the 2011 capacity. We will continue to establish New York's technology leadership in this important emerging market while balancing investments in other renewable resources and protecting the taxpayer. This approach will create jobs, expand solar power, and protect ratepayers--a win, win, win.
Source: 2012 New York State of the State Address Jan 4, 2012

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