Archive for December, 2013

NYS Solar Installer Roundtable Launched under U.S. DOE Program

December 30, 2013 | Article

Collaborative efforts are essential to ensure that the New York solar market will be ready to accommodate solar growth and poise New York to continue to attract the many industries that support solar. Under the NYSolar Smart project, CUNY has formed the New York State Solar Installer Roundtable in order to provide input to the […]

NYC DOB’s Full Service Hub Offers Online Solar Permitting

December 30, 2013 | Article

The NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) Development Hub, initially launched in 2012, has expanded its e-permitting capacity for solar installations with the addition of the Full-Service filing system. Full-Service filing accepts plans for Alt-1, Alt-2, Alt-3, and new building (NB) permit applications, including permits for solar PV and solar thermal. Both NYC Property Tax Abatement […]

Surveying the NY Solar Landscape

December 30, 2013 | Article

In order to best inform the NYSolar Smart program CUNY conducted a state-wide survey of local solar policies and processes in New York under Governor Cuomo’s NY-Sun Initiative. The NYSolar Smart Survey collected data on permitting, interconnection and net metering, planning and zoning, and financing options. In total, 93 jurisdictions around New York State were invited […]

New York Solar Permits Tackle ‘Stratification’

December 30, 2013 | Article

Thorough the NY-Sun Initiative CUNY worked with stakeholders to develop the NYS Unified Solar Permit, based in part on the Long Island Unified Solar Permit Initiative. As NYS is composed of 1550 municipalities, each potentially with a different permitting process, creating a unified permit can reduce stratification of the installation process in New York State. […]

Charting the Growth of Solar in New York

December 30, 2013 | Article

In 2012, New York State installed nearly 60 MW of solar electric capacity, ranking 10th nationally, and 10th in cumulative installed capacity. Through Governor Cuomo’s NY-Sun Initiative, New York State has committed $1.5 billion over the next 10 years to quadrupling the amount of new solar installed over 2011 levels, in part by reducing the […]