Posts Tagged ‘New Jersey’

NY Lags on Solar Jobs

The Solar Foundation put out a state solar jobs map tallying up where jobs related to the solar industry can be found. Though New York can claim 3,300 solar jobs, the state ranks 25th in terms of jobs per capita. Even by sheer number of jobs, New York is only seventh, behind California, Arizona, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Colorado. Not surprisingly, the price of electricity in New York is the nation’s fourth highest. The state has 27,035 homes powered by PV, which makes it 11th in the U.S. for that metric.

Once again, our neighbor to the south puts New York to shame. New Jersey boasts 5,700 solar jobs (third highest overall), ranks 9th for jobs per capita and has 138,950 PV-powered homes – third highest in the U.S. and over five times that of NY. It’s time for our state to step up and reach its full PV potential.

Assessing NY’s Solar Accomplishments through the Open PV Project

When talking about New York and New York City’s solar energy shortfalls, comparisons are often made to the relative accomplishments of PV heavy hitters California and New Jersey. However, when looking at the U.S. as a whole, New York solar doesn’t come out looking so bad. The five counties that make up New York City also rank well compared to the rest of the state, depending on what you’re looking at.

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The Week in NYC Renewable: 8/5/12

New York continues to get excited about the idea of sustainable energy, but it still has a long way to go – especially when compared to a certain neighbor. Here’s some news you should know:

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Here’s the weekly round-up. Stay tuned later in the week – I hope to have a real post up by Wednesday.