RESC Resources

  • National Drive Electric Week External link
    • Drive Electric Long Island released its first "State of Electric Vehicles on Long Island" report which takes a comprehensive lookat the status of electric vehicle adoption on Long Island. The report reveals that Long Island is the largest market for electric vehicles in New York State and is also the leader in electric vehicle adoption. Among the almost 13,000 registered electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicle models are leading the way. In 2018, sales of the Tesla battery electric vehicles were most popular in Nassau County, while in Suffolk County, sales of the Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid were most numerous. The report also reveals a wide disparity in the number of electric vehicles sold by dealership, even for the same car manufacturer. An analysis of EV charging infrastructure is also included. While there has been a steady increase in the availability of EV charging stations, the report concludes that more EV infrastructure is needed to keep up with the growing number of electric vehicles. In addition to these findings, the report includes electric vehicle and charging station basics, and information on available rebates and incentives as well as links to a broad range of useful electric vehicle information such as comparing available vehicle models, charging options and charging station locators. Read the full report today.
  • Long Island Green Homes External link
    • Learn more about how your home uses energy so you can start saving right away. With a home energy assessment, you’ll get a thorough overview of how to make your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, while shrinking your monthly utility bill and carbon footprint. When you’re done, you’ll be well aware of the areas in your home that can benefit from energy-saving measures. The best part? Long Islanders can get a FREE energy assessments paid for by NY State.
  • SolarSuperState Association External link
    • The SolarSuperState Association is nonprofit advocate and voice for sustainable energy programs and organizations worldwide, with the goal of promoting and increasing markets for renewable energy technologies, including wind and solar. SolarSuperState’s outreach includes workshops, conferences, and an annual competition for population-based sustainable energy increases. They held their annual competition award ceremony at our center’s  IESC2016 on Cologne Germany.
  • Finding the RIght Solar Panel Installer External link
    • Finding the right contractor is possibly the single most important part of a solar installation project. Homeowners choosing to go solar often are excited to start the process. Yet, it is important for consumers to thoroughly research contractors in addition to identifying and defining their own expectations. A trusting homeowner-contractor relationship will foster clear communication and prevent unnecessary complications. This guide will save you time, energy, and money by helping you find the right contractor for your solar job.
  • Homeowner's Guide to Solar Financing External link
    • The financing a homeowner chooses for a solar array depends greatly upon who owns the system. Homeowners who purchase outright, with cash, or those who choose to obtain a loan for panels actually own the system; those who enter into third-party agreements, such as a lease or PPA, do not own the system. Who owns the solar panels is an important point, because that determines the financial implications – the upfront cost, maintenance, terms of contracts, savings, return on investment, rebates and more. The following chart breaks down the financing options.
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body
    • The Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (MidA RPB) submitted the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan to the National Ocean Council for certification, as stated in the November 2016 Federal Register notice. On December 7, 2016, the NOC announced through the White House blog that the Plan has been certified and the MidA RPB will begin implementation. The MidA RPB revised the Plan after considering all public comments received during the 60-day public comment period and during the open house public listening sessions hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) throughout the region. The Plan and related materials -- including a detailed response to comments document describing how the MidA RPB incorporated public input. Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan.
  • Mid Atlantic Ocean Data Portal External link
    • The Portal connects agency, industry, and community leaders who are shaping the future of our ocean to the best available data on ocean science, maps, and each other through a state-of-the art data visualization, storytelling, and networking platform.
  • Rechargeable Battery and Cell Phone Recyling Program
    • Farmingdale State College (FSC) has joined a national program called Call2Recycle™ to conveniently recycle used rechargeable batteries and old cell phones generated on Campus. This program will strengthen and enhance FSC's existing recycling programs by providing more convenient and safe disposal options for these particular waste streams to the Campus Community.
  • Solar Energy Guide External link

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Director, Renewable Energy & Sustainability Center

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