Getting a solar-powered rooftop in New York City is about to become slightly easier,thanks to a new coalition of public and private groups. SMART New York, which stands for Solar Market Analytics, Roadmapping, and Tracking,” aims to breakdown some of the bureaucratic barriers currently in place” in New York City, according to an article in the Epoch Times. Supported by thirty city and state organizations, the goal is to use the information from the NYC Solar Map to make installing solar a feasible goal for New Yorkers.

“We have an internal goal of getting the permitting process for solar from 12 months a year ago down to 100 days. Right now we are at seven months,” said Cas Holloway, deputy mayor for operations. “We are ruthlessly driving toward the 100-day goal.”

Whatever moves New York closer to renewables and away from coal sounds good to us.