It has been discovered over the last few years that solar energy is the way to go. As such Advanced Energy Systems New York has been doing its own research into how best to implement this.
As well as being more efficient, the positive impact on the environment solar energy will have is astounding. Given that the goal of the region is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by the year 2050 (culminating in no more than 1990 levels), this is a serious endeavor. As it is, New York is one of the leaders of the nation is solar, ranking #9 for total installed solar, with 10,000 homes using it in 2013.
Indeed, we have found that due to many new alternative energy sources along with progression in energy efficiency, electricity has pretty much remained stagnant; there is no growth. New York utilities must purchase the excess power from solar buildings which produce more than is needed via net metering.
So, whatever we can do to continue and advance this healthy, efficient, trend, we will.