New York News
12:56 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Solar Leads Alternative Energy Choices

Cohen power technologies' managing director John Moynihan gives a slideshow of the company's Utica microgrid.
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The quest for cheaper energy on the consumer level trails back to the late 1970s, when solar appeared to be positioning to become a major player in power generation. Alternative power may get a boost from the advent of so-called "community grids.”

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New England News
2:28 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Community Leaders Urge Baker To Expand Solar

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With Charlie Baker to be sworn in as governor of Massachusetts in less than one month, community leaders are urging the Republican to expand solar power in the commonwealth.

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Capital Region News
4:21 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Monolith Solar Expanding To Slingerlands

Monolith Solar, which engineers, designs and installs solar energy modules is expanding in the Capital Region.

Monolith will build its new headquarters, and research and development and manufacturing facility in the Vista Technology Campus in Slingerlands. The project will create 76 new jobs. Monolith also plans to install a solar farm on site, producing enough electricity to power most of the tech park.

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New York News
4:33 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Poll: Respondents Favor Spending To Assist Veterans

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A new poll shows upstate New Yorkers believe in higher quality care for veterans.

One positive impact of the recent VA scandal may be that Americans’ attitudes and understanding of the challenges returning veterans face have sharpened. Long wait times and dishonest record keeping at some VA sites led to the ouster of Secretary Eric Shinseki and has forced a reexamination of how the country should treat its booming Iraq and Afghanistan veteran population.

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New York News
12:57 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

NY Bundles Solar Programs Under NY-Sun Initiative

New York has announced it will bundle its multiple solar programs into the unified statewide NY-Sun Incentive Program. The billion-dollar initiative aims to add more than 3,000 megawatts of installed solar capacity by 2023.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says combining the programs will bolster the state's solar economy. NY-Sun will administer procedures now overseen by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority , Long Island Power Authority , PSEG Long Island, and New York Power Authority.

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New York News
1:43 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Solar Energy Projects Bloom Across NY

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Since Governor Andrew Cuomo launched the NY-Sun initiative in 2012, his office says approximately 300 megawatts of photovoltaic generation capacity has been installed or is under development — more than what was installed in New York in the previous decade. Interest in solar projects has yet to peak...

Last week, the state announced that solar energy installers working with nonresidential clients will be allocated $60 million in the program's third round of funding.

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Capital Region News
3:00 am
Sat May 17, 2014

New Solar Business Grand Opening In Albany

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PosiGen Solar Solutions, a growing provider of comprehensive solar solutions programs, will host the grand opening of its first store in New York State this Saturday. 

With its entrance into the Albany market, the company will create up to 120 new green jobs while offering consumers solar panel and energy efficiency concepts that will help all customers of any income level save on their energy bills while helping the environment. 

Details: PosiGen Solar Solutions Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting by Mayor Kathy Sheehan

When: Saturday, May 17

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North Country News
2:30 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Solar Farm Being Built At Vermont Landfill

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Construction of a solar farm is underway at Vermont's only active landfill.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Report Shows Solar Job Growth Throughout Northeast

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The Solar Foundation has issued its national Solar Jobs Census 2013 showing what it calls “record-breaking job growth” in the solar industry, including a surge in the Northeast.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

VT Prison Wants To Install Solar Array

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The Vermont prison in St. Johnsbury is planning to install a solar array outside the facility's fence as a way to help save money.

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