About the NY Solar Map and Portal

The NY Solar Map and Portal is the State’s one-stop shop for customers, installers, and municipal leaders to access solar information, and will provide step-by-step guidance and information on permitting, financing, and more. The NYS Solar Map and Portal is supported by both the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative and the NY-Sun Initiative. Sustainable CUNY led the development of the NY Solar Map, serves as host, and is guiding the Map expansions. CUNY’s Center for Advanced Research of Spatial Information (CARSI) at Hunter College was responsible for software design, development and implementation, with computational assistance by the High Performance Computing Center at CUNY’s College of Staten Island.

NY Solar Map and Portal

Background

The NY Solar Map and Portal builds on the success of the NYC Solar Map, initially launched in June of 2011. The NYC Solar Map, now incorporated into the NY Solar Map and Portal, was created by Sustainable CUNY as lead of the NYC Solar Partnership (Mayor’s Office, NYC EDC and CUNY) and was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and NYSERDA. The NYC Solar Map was built in the Center for Advanced Research of Spatial Information (CARSI) at CUNY’s Hunter College with data collected in April of 2010 by Sanborn Map Company, and technical support from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Consolidated Edison Company of New York. The NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services supported the acquisition of LIDAR data for the map.