New York Solar Resources

General resources regarding state solar policies, solar incentives, and utilities.

  • Solar Incentive Program: The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) provides cash incentives and/or financing for the installation by Contractors and Builders of new grid-connected electric photovoltaic (PV) systems for residential sites in any region that are 25kW or less, for nonresidential sites in Upstate and PSEG Long Island regions that are up to 750kW, and for nonresidential sites in Con Ed region that are up to 7.5MW. READ MORE →
  • Educational Resources: NYSERDA offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and helps New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. A public benefit corporation, NYSERDA has been advancing energy solutions and working to protect the environment since 1975. READ MORE →
  • K-Solar Program: The K-Solar Program empowers schools to procure affordable solar energy without affecting school district budgets. Governor Cuomo initiated this joint program of NYPA, NYSERDA, the Governor's Energy Office, and the NYS Education Department, and it has become a national model for school solarization. This program—the largest multi-agency solar buying consortium project in the United States—inspires the next generation of energy leaders and helps schools statewide to save money and lower their carbon footprints. School districts in 59 of New York State’s 62 counties—more than ⅓ of the schools in the state—have joined. READ MORE →
  • Technical and Educational Content: Solar One is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to design and deliver innovative education, training, and technical assistance that fosters sustainability and resiliency in diverse urban environments. Solar One’s Green Design Lab™ promotes experiential learning opportunities through science, technology and design. Solar One’s programs increase environmental knowledge about Energy, Water, and Materials Science, while fostering sustainable behaviors and stewardship. READ MORE →

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