Betty Little's posts related to Renewable Energy

Senator Betty Little attends SolarNovar Open House in Plattsburgh

 State Senator Betty Little, along with Assemblywoman Janet Duprey and a large crowd of  political, business and civic leaders, attended an open house in Plattsburgh on Tuesday, September 15 to see a locally conceived, designed and produced product that maximizes the ability of solar panels to capture sunlight and generate clean energy.

Triangle Electric in Plattsburgh created SolarNovar, a new solar company that has designed a tracker system that moves solar panels throughout the day at regular intervals to ensure optimum sun exposure.


SolarNovar off to hot start

By DAN HEATHPress Republican Staff Writer

September 17, 2009 03:28 am

PLATTSBURGH — A local company is shining bright as the sun.

SolarNovar, started by Linda and Greg Brienza of Triangle Electrical Systems, held an open house this week to tout the benefits of solar power and its new tracker systems.

Three large, 30-panel arrays are in operation on the company grounds. Everything except the solar panels and power inverters are built on-site.


State Senate Passes Bill to Expand Renewable Energy Program

The State Senate today approved legislation (S.6700) to promote the expanded use of non-residential solar and wind electric generating systems.  Senator Betty Little cosponsored the measure which amends the current “net metering” law to remove obstacles that have limited the participation of non-residential customers, including businesses, schools, municipalities and non-profits.


Law expands ability of businesses to sell alternative power

By NICK REISMAN | Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 6:09 pm

GREENWICH -- State Sen. Elizabeth Little, R-Queensbury, is touting a measure aimed at helping businesses take advantage of solar and wind energy.

Gov. David Paterson approved the measure on Tuesday that closes a loophole in a law passed in 2009 that allowed non-residential solar energy users to sell excess power back to a utility.


Bill would encourage solar, wind power

By DAN HEATHPress Republican Staff Writer

February 26, 2010 10:31 am

— PLATTSBURGH — A measure to promote expanded use of solar- and wind-powered electricity-generation systems has been approved by both legislative chambers in Albany.

Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) said the bill, which she co-sponsored, changes the current net-metering law to remove restrictions that prevented many non-residential customers from taking part.

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Bill would expand remote net metering to include micro-hydroelectric

The State Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would extend remote net metering benefits to include micro-hydroelectric generation.

Remote net metering is currently allowed for wind, solar and digester technologies used by non-residential customers, including farms.

The bill (S.6670) would allow farm operations, customers with land in agricultural production, or non-residential customers to apply credit received for power delivered to the grid to any of the customer's meters rather than only to a single, directly connected meter as long as the meters are located on the customer’s property within the same utility territory.


Senate bill would help Chester convert to biomass boiler

The State Senate today approved legislation that would help the Town of Chester finance the cost of a new wood pellet heating system by extending the length of time it may bond for the project from 10 to 15 years.

Senator Betty Little sponsored the measure at the request of Chester Supervisor Fred Monroe and the town board.