Solar is the fastest growing energy sector in the country. Solar is supplying ever increasing megawatts of energy in New York, with the Empire State ranking 5th in the country for solar jobs.
The overall goal of multiple Federal, State and City initiatives is for the cost of ‘going solar’ to achieve ‘grid parity’ without incentives, as the incentives will eventually sunset. Data shows that the ‘soft costs’ (Permitting, Zoning, Interconnection, Financing Options and Customer Education and Acquisition) add up to as much as 64% of the cost of installing solar.
NYSolar Smart is a comprehensive strategic plan implemented by Sustainable CUNY designed to reduce these soft costs, also known as ‘Balance of Systems’ costs. NYSolar Smart, is supported by the U.S. DOE’s SunShot Initiative, the NY-Sun Initiative and the NYC One City Built to Last program and works in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy NYPA, NYSERDA, municipalities around the state, and more than 70 organizations representing utility companies, installers, government agencies and industry leaders. Partners and Collaborators