Renewables May Soon Be Ready to Replace Nuclear Power in New York
NEW YORK – New York state could soon be generating enough renewable energy to replace the nuclear power produced at the 40-year-old Indian Point Energy Center in Westchester County.
This week, Governor Cuomo celebrated the “topping off” of construction of Solar City, a factory in Buffalo expected to make enough solar panels each year to produce 1,000 megawatts of power.
Tim Judson, executive director of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, says Solar City could be a “game-changer.”
“This factory in Buffalo is going to produce enough solar panels to equal half of Indian Point every year, which is the largest solar factory, probably in the world, at this point,” he says.