NYSolar Smart Group Purchasing
NYSolar Smart Group Purchasing Programs: Solarize Brooklyn CB6, Solarize Huntington and SunShares are completed pilot programs for New Yorkers that aimed to greatly reduce the costs of installing solar by leveraging the collective purchasing power of a group of homeowners or employees interested in going solar, whether they live in a single or multi-family dwelling. For the latest information visit NY Solar Map and Portal Group Purchasing or enter your addresss on the NY Solar Map and Portal and see what is available 'In Your Area".
Solarize Brooklyn CB6: Sun For All
Encouraged by the success of the first Solarize Brooklyn CB6 pilot in 2015, Brooklyn Community Board 6 applied for and was selected to participate in Community Solar NY, a program supported by Governor Cuomo’s NY-Sun Initiative that will make investing in solar power easier and more affordable for local residents and businesses. “Solarize Brooklyn CB6: Sun For All” is unique as it offers two opportunities for residents and business owners to participate: Community Shared Solar aimed at renters and those without a viable roof for solar; and Here Comes Solar, a group purchasing program.
Based on the lessons learned from the Brooklyn CB6 campaign, the NYC Solar Partnership launched ‘Solarize NYC’, a citywide program designed to increase access to solar through multiple solar group purchasing campaigns over the next 9 years. The NYC Solar Partnership is led by Sustainable CUNY who works collaboratively with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), and the City University of New York (CUNY) to promote an equitable and self-sustaining solar market in pursuit of the city’s goal of increasing the capacity of solar energy on public and private properties to 100 MW and 250 MW, respectively.