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Conversation Sparkers, June 26th with NYSEIA!

2012 is the poised to be the YEAR OF SOLAR!

So say the New York Solar Energy Industry Association (NYSEIA). We are back with another great conversation sparkers on June 26th!

SPARK*: Solar Energy
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (ET)
The Moderns
900 Broadway
Suite 902
New York, NY

This month we will be in conversation with Ron Kamen, Chair of the NYSEIA. NYSEIA is a non-profit trade association aimed at educating the public and legislators on the benefits of solar energy, participating in key solar energy public policy, and providing information on the industry to the NYS Assembly and Public Service Commission.

Ron Kamen will be discussing the opportunity to expand solar energy capacity in New York State and existing market barriers. NYSEIA is teaming up with NY Solar Jobs Coalition, Solar Energy Industry Association, and over 200 businesses to secure long term solar funding by passing the Solar Jobs Acts this summer. The goal is to have 3,000 MW of solar energy in New York State by 2021. Right now there is under 100 MW of solar energy capacity in the state which is much less than neighboring New Jersey’s solar energy portfolio of 650 MW, and drastically less than industry leader California who has over 2 GW. In response to this situation, Governor Andrew Cuomo launched NY-Sun Initiative and announced that New York State would aim to double its solar capacity in 2013 and quadruple it in 2014.

NYSEIA is deeply committed to bolstering solar energy capacity in the state and rallying support from all corners of the industry to find new ways to fund it. An important facet of this strategy is to address the enduring market barriers of reducing the balance of system costs and creating an integrated approach to mitigating high soft costs and excessive permitting.

NYSEIA’s efforts to encourage the proliferation of solar energy throughout the state will have a variety of benefits:

  1. Solar generation matches the profile of energy use (both peak in the summer and during the daytime)
  2. Enables consumers to hedge on cost of power by producing their own
  3. Alleviates the stress on the grid
  4. It is a fast and easy to install

Get your tickets now in advance and save! We look forward to seeing you there!


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