News NYC saw surge in solar installations, report says 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 By Ivan Pereira firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 February 21, 2017 2:51 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email This will brighten your day. 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. By Ivan Pereira email@example.com @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.