Long Island leads Empire State in solar power permits: PSEG - EmPower Solar

Long Island leads Empire State in solar power permits: PSEG

Long Island leads the state in solar power, according to permit records from PSEG.

EmPower Solar marketing associate Samantha Padreddii said Long Island’s desire for solar energy in homes spiked around 2015, and the island leads the thriving New York market.

“The industry started picking up after Superstorm Sandy because of the resiliency in the area, and they wanted to build back stronger than ever,” Padreddii said. “Utility rates and the decreasing costs of the technology for the solar panels themselves also played a part in the spike.”