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Long Island Solar Rebate Program to be run by New York State

March 12, 2014

On March 12, 2014, Mark Harrington reported in Newsday New York State plans to take over management of the solar rebate program currently managed by PSEG Long Island.LIPA received $5 million from NYSERDA to restart LIPA's residential rebate program. The program, which provides financial assistance for homeowners to purchase or lease solar systems, had been suspended on August 30th when the year's funding was depleted due to continued high market demand. Read the complete article ...... Read More

PSEG Takes Over Long Island Electrical Grid

December 31, 2013

On December 31, 2013, Mark Harrington reported in Newsday on the change in management of Long Island's electrical grid by PSEG from LIPA. PSEG Long Island, as the utility management company will be known, pledges to build a top-ranked utility within five year. Read the complete article ...... Read More

Hurricane Sandy No Threat

November 30, 2012

On November 30, 2012, KB Racking released a detailed report on the state of solar panel installations using their racking systems after Hurricane Sandy. The report mentions that Harvest Power has installations in Long Island areas severely impacted by the storm and all of Harvest Power's installations remained intact without damage. Read the complete article ...... Read More

LIPA allows rebates on leased solar systems (Note: LIPA is PSEG Long Island as of 1/1/2014)

October 26, 2012

On October 26, 2012, LIPA announced its policy change to allow use of the LIPA rebate money for 3rd party leased solar systems. The decision was made on the heels of Governor Cuomo’s NY-Sun Initiative. Proponents of the move by LIPA feel that this will allow for more rapid deployment of solar and allow families who could not afford solar under the prior programs to obtain benefit from the ratepayer funded programs. Read the complete article ...... Read More
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