Media Release

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.

Sustainable CUNY Wins EPA’s Highest Award

April 29, 2012 | Media Release

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Sustainable CUNY, of The City University of New York (CUNY), the prestigious 2012 Environmental Quality Award for its effort to support large scale solar adoption as lead for the NYC Solar America City Partnership (Partnership).

NYC Reaches DOE Solar America City Goal 3 Years Early

April 4, 2012 | Media Release

The NYC Solar America City Partnership (Partnership) announced today that solar energy capacity in New York City has increased 800 percent over the past six years and the City has surpassed its solar energy target of 8.1 MW under the federally-funded Solar America City program three years early. In addition, the Partnership announced two new Solar Empowerment Zones to be located in Chelsea and the lower East Side of Manhattan.

NYC Wins Department of Energy ‘SunShot’ Award to Make Solar Energy Cost Competitive

December 12, 2011 | Media Release

The City University of New York (CUNY), on behalf of New York City (NYC), has won a grant award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for SunShot NY, an aggressive plan to streamline solar installations. The ‘Rooftop Solar Challenge’ is part of the DOE SunShot Initiative, a national effort to make solar energy cost competitive with other forms of energy by the end of the decade.

Con Edison: Solar Doubled in NYC in 2010

March 3, 2011 | Media Release

Con Edison, which is working with the City University of New York (CUNY) on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar America City program…