How New York Created a Solar Boom
As it turns out, New York City—the region’s densest metropolis—is in the midst of a solar boom, with installations in the residential sector leading the way. In 2016, the number of residential projects across the five boroughs rose to more than 5,300 from 186 in 2011—the majority being located in Staten Island and Queens. Currently, there are 3,215 solar installation projects—both residential and non-residential—throughout the city. Since the beginning of 2014, the amount of solar power installed across the city has tripled.