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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.

BUILDINGS COMMISSIONER ROBERT LIMANDRI ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF GET IT DONE. TOGETHER. – SOLAR EDITION

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 …

Reuters: New York City Is Latest to Launch Solar Mapping Tool for Building Owners

June 15, 2011 | News Media

The 3-D maps enable any building owner to go online and find out how much sunlight hits their roofs…

CBS Radio: New Online Map To Show NYC’s Solar Energy Potential

June 4, 2011 | Audio, News Media

A new online map that will show the solar energy potential for every building in New York City ….

Wall Street Journal: Energy Researchers Measure New York’s Sunny Side

February 28, 2011 | News Media, Video

Exactly how much sunlight hits the five boroughs? That question prompted researchers at the City University of New York to …