Solar power up 500 percent in St. Lawrence County
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 6:12 am

Solar power installations in the North Country, including St. Lawrence County, have increased by 525 percent since 2011 under the NY-Sun program, according to figures released recently by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. As of 2017, 7.3 megawatts of solar installations under the program have been installed in St. Lawrence County alone. This compares with 5.33 megawatts in Jefferson County, .47 megawatts in Lewis County, 1.03 megawatts in Franklin County, and 3.11 megawatts in Herkimer County.Megawatts of solar power installed by county in Northern New York in New York as of Dec. 31. Map from New York State's NY-Sun program. For more, see story.