Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced a 1,000 percent growth in solar power here in New York, but there was some context missing from the headline.

Under the $1 billion NY-Sun program, the state is offering incentives to businesses, municipalities and homeowners to make a switch to solar but it doesn’t appear there’s a line out the door to take part.

According to Governor Cuomo, there’s been a growth of more than 1,000 percent since 2011 with current solar projects throughout the state producing enough electricity to meet the needs of more than 159,000 average homes.

Sounds impressive but according to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 8.3 million households in New York so, that’s less than 2 percent.

Homeowners in Monroe County are slowing down on solar, too.

According to NY-Sun data, in 2015 there were 236 completed residential solar installations, in 2016, that dropped to 186 solar installations and last year it was down to 164.

“I think the incentives are what gets people motivated, that usually tends to get people thinking about it and then maybe some of that wears off as time goes on,” says Zach Parker of ACES-Energy adding, “in most cases, it's less expensive than people think and it's an easier process then most people think. The technology has gotten so much better.”

After current federal and state incentives, the average residential solar project costs around $10,000.

The switch to solar seems to be much easier for cities and towns who have to invest far less in order to secure state grants.

In the Town of Irondequoit, Supervisor Dave Seeley spent about $1,500 to promote some of the state’s green initiatives and was rewarded with a $250,000 state grant, “that will be used for solar panels on our police station and solar panels on our highway garage which is being built at present…Even if you're agnostic on renewable energy, I'm not, I believe in it but if you're agnostic, it makes sense for you as a taxpayer to implement these projects,” he told Messenger Post's news partner, News10NBC.