Photovoltaics & Energy Storage Systems (ESS)
Photovoltaic power, which utilizes sunlight to create electricity, is strongly endorsed by New York State in its pursuit of reduced GHG emissions. State and Federal incentives to encourage this technology will be reviewed within the master sustainability energy plan.
Energy Storage Systems (ESS)
Although battery storage systems do not generate power as do wind and PV or cogeneration and fuel cells, they can enable power providers and consumers to make greater use of intermittent renewables and to store inexpensive power and release it when peaks occur. This flexibility is why storage is receiving priority attention throughout the energy industry. New York State is now taking aggressive action to promote battery storage projects for both the grid and consumers.