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NYC saw surge in solar installations, report says

The rooftop of Jetro Restaurant Depot in the

The rooftop of Jetro Restaurant Depot in the Bronx, with a view of Manhattan in the distance, is covered with solar panels on Jan. 17, 2014. Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Don Emmert

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A report released by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s office found that New York City saw a surge in solar power installations on rooftops between 2011 and 2016.

At the end of last year, there were 7,348 installations in the five boroughs, a 1,719 percent jump from the 361 installations in 2011.

Across the state there were 64,926 solar projects in 2016, a 615 percent increase from 2011.

Cuomo has set a goal to make half of the state’s energy come from renewable sources by 2030.

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