Media Release

U.S. DOE Recognizes NY’s Commitment to Increase Solar

June 4, 2014 | Media Release

CUNY Announces Solarize Huntington and Solarize Brooklyn CB6 (June 3, 2014) At the 8th annual NY Solar Summit convened by the City University of New York (CUNY), New York’s power leaders along with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) highlighted the rapidly growing solar market across New York State and the resulting influence on the […]

Sustainable CUNY to Research NYC Grid and Deploy NYS/NYC Financing Solutions

March 11, 2014 | Media Release

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s NY-Sun Initiative continues to establish New York as a front-runner in the solar market with Monday’s announcement of over 28 million dollars in awards designed to reduce the ‘soft costs’ of installing solar and support specific large-scale projects that will add 33.6 megawatts of solar capacity in New York. Sustainable CUNY’s […]

Unified Permit to Ease Solar Adoption in NY

October 1, 2013 | Media Release

Community Implementation Incentives Available The New York State Unified Solar Permit developed under the NY-Sun Initiative, is now available. Supported by NYSERDA and NYPA, CUNY’s NYSolar Smart program surveyed municipal officials across New York State to understand their photovoltaic (PV) permitting costs, procedures and issues, as well as to develop the permit. Municipalities that adopt […]

NYC Sees Exponential Solar Growth, Poised to Add Resiliency to the City

June 7, 2013 | Media Release

(June 4, 2013) At the 7th annual NYC Solar Summit the City University of New York (CUNY) convened New York’s power leaders to discuss market growth strategies and the role solar can play in emergencies, grid resiliency and demand response. In 2012, the NYC solar market grew by 85% over the previous year and is projected to […]

Solar on NYC Rooftops Sees Record Growth, Poised for More

April 16, 2013 | Article, Media Release

There were 14 MW of solar actively generating power on City rooftops at the close of 2012, an increase from 8.5 megawatts just a year earlier. There were only a handful of solar installation companies doing business in NYC and barely a megawatt of solar in 2007 when the City University of New York (CUNY) […]

Why We Need to Know: Tracking Solar Production in NYC

April 16, 2013 | Article, Media Release

Currently, Con Edison has no way to track the amount of solar energy being produced in any given hour on its grid. A smarter, cleaner and more resilient electric grid requires integrating intelligent data monitoring with distributed energy generation systems like solar and emergency generators. Many of the existing PV systems have some variation of […]

Interest High at NYC Solar Connection

October 17, 2012 | Media Release

NYSERDA, CUNY and Con Edison Sponsor Networking Event

Nearly 300 potential new solar customers interested in large scale solar installations met up with NYC installers at the NYC Solar Connection on October 1st at Con Edison’s Manhattan headquarters. Financial incentives for large solar installations have never been better as the State of New York, through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), is offering incentives of up to $3 million per project to building owners interested in installing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems larger than 50 kW on commercial, industrial and multifamily-residential buildings.

New York City Welcomes Extension of Key Solar Incentive

August 17, 2012 | Media Release

Current incentives have spurred exponential growth of solar capacity, jobs in NYC

Today, New York demonstrated its ongoing commitment to encouraging the growth of the solar industry by extending the New York City property tax abatement an additional two years for consumers investing in solar installations.


July 17, 2012 | Media Release, News Media

Program Supports City Efforts to Reduce the Timeline for Installing Solar Panel Systems to Less Than 100 Days as Part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative

Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri today announced the start of Get It Done. Together. – Solar Edition, a new citywide initiative to accelerate the permitting process for solar panel installations. Modeled after the Get It Done. Together. program to accelerate the approval of pending construction projects, the Solar Edition program is designed to streamline the review process for solar panel applications and help industry members resolve regulatory conflicts so their projects can move forward.

Groundbreaking Project to Accelerate Solar Adoption in NYC Announced at NYC Solar Summit

June 7, 2012 | Media Release

At the 6th annual NYC Solar Summit the City University of New York (CUNY), on behalf of New York City (NYC), presented SMART NY; a groundbreaking project to streamline solar adoption in NYC.