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Brooklyn Community Board 6 Launches Community “Solarize” Program to Support Economic Growth and Sustainable Energy

May 13, 2015 | Media Release, News Media

Solarize Program Offers Limited-Time Discounts to Local Residents and Businesses, Offers Series of Educational Workshop on Solar Power | Brooklyn Community Board 6 announced yesterday the launch of Solarize Brooklyn CB6, a limited-time group purchasing program led by Sustainable CUNY and the NY Solar Partnership with NYCEDC and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. The program […]

Solarize Huntington Launches

May 13, 2015 | Media Release, News Media

Partnership between Town, Sustainable CUNY aims to increase residential solar installations by lowering costs | Huntington Supervisor Frank P. Petrone, the Town Council and Sustainable CUNY announce the launch of Solarize Huntington, a limited-time. community-driven education and group purchasing program aimed at reducing the cost of installing solar power for Huntington residents by as much […]

CUNY Wins Department Of Energy Award to Spur Solar Electric Systems For Emergency Power During Power Outages in New York

January 30, 2015 | Media Release, News Media

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced yesterday that the City University of New York (CUNY) has won an $860,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative Solar Market Pathways to support the growth of resilient solar electric systems that can supply clean, emergency power and provide energy storage during electricity outages, by enabling […]

CUNY’s NYSolar Smart Project Wins U.S. Department of Energy Award for New York State

November 25, 2013 | News Media

New York State has won a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge II award to support NYSolar Smart: a project to streamline the solar installation process in the state and lower the cost of solar using innovative financing mechanisms and information technology (IT) solutions. NYSolar Smart, which was developed by the […]

Solar in Electricity’s Birthplace

September 26, 2012 | News Media

New York City has been called the birthplace of electricity itself. In 1882, Edison’s Pearl Street Station in lower Manhattan became the country’s first central power plant, bringing 800 incandescent light bulbs to life. Today, New York City draws its power from a mix of far-flung fossil fuel, nuclear, and renewable (primarily hydroelectric) energy resources. But, this could change as the state’s legislature passes a round of incentives aimed at encouraging new solar PV installations in the state.

The Economics of Installing Solar

September 26, 2012 | News Media

The big question for any homeowner considering installing solar power is a simple one: How quickly will the system pay for itself? The short answer: It depends on where you live.


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.

CNN Money: New York City’s Solar Power Push

July 25, 2011 | News Media, Video

Nearly two-thirds of the one million rooftops in New York City are suitable for solar power….

Reuters: 3D Map Shines Light on New York’s Solar Power Potential

July 6, 2011 | News Media, Video

A new, three-dimensional map with a bird’s eye view of New York City is showing residents the solar energy potential of their city…

New York Times: Mapping Sun’s Potential to Power New York

June 16, 2011 | News Media

Two-thirds of New York City’s rooftops are suitable for solar panels and could jointly generate enough energy to meet …