First you need come up with the broad vision – 50% renewables. Then you need tell the engineers what to build…but if you’ve never built it before what are you going to tell an engineer to do? Well, we head back to step one and vision – now you need to come up with ideas to build the tools to help you understand what you’re about to do. New York has set an aggressive solar+wind+storage+microgrid goal. It will take the best of their Wall Street minds and PE signatures.

SOURCE: $15 million is available for projects that will help New York improve the resiliency, efficiency and overall performance of its electric grid. Concept papers will be accepted through July 18 in one of four categories: research studies, engineering studies, product development and demonstration projects .

About John Fitzgerald Weaver

John Fitzgerald Weaver is a solar developer; known digitally as the 'Commercial Solar Guy.' As a project developer and installer, he’s sold and managed 50+ solar projects, valued over $25 million, ranging in size from 5kW to 1500kW. He’s been involved in many aspects of the solar supply chain –- as a company founder, developer, project manager, manufacturer, permit runner, salesman, contractor and financier. In his free time he tries to get away and clear his mind by climbing mountains, or more regularly by enjoying an IPA or scotch, and really loves the strange connection between politics, energy, finance, and environment in the energy world.