New York Gov. David Paterson wants the state to install 100 megawatts of solar power at schools, municipal and commercial buildings and other sites around the state.
Paterson is directing the New York Power Authority to solicit proposals for a public-private partnership to install a series of photovoltaic systems that use solar panels to convert sunlight into electricity.
The state’s request for proposals will help determine whether the idea is feasible. If it is, work would likely begin next year.
Paterson has set a goal for the state to get 45 percent of its electricity from clean, renewable sources by 2015.
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