NYC Installer Resources

Sustainable CUNY is working with Con Edison, NYSERDA, the NYC Department of Buildings, and the FDNY to shorten and streamline the permitting and interconnection processes for installing solar in NYC. This page details resources to help solar installers navigate the current NYC requirements. Click here for New York State Installer Resources

Join the roundtable

Sustainable CUNY convenes a NYC and NYS Installer Roundtable, a forum for exchanging information, training opportunities and industry updates. If you would like to join the NYC and/or NYS Installer Roundtable, please send a request with your solar company email to

CUNY NYC Resources


NEW! NYC Pro Cert FAQ <pdf>


NYC DOB Solar Permitting Process Updated 1/2016* <pdf>


NYC Multifamily Solar Guide Updated 12/2015 <pdf>


Standardized Checklist
of Filing Materials Updated 1/2016

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PTAicon NYC Property Tax Abatement <pdf>



Net Metering

Residential FAQ <pdf>

Commercial FAQ <pdf>


* The NYC DOB Solar Permitting Process update reflects the expansion of the PTA to self-service, additional details on landmarks and historic areas, includes Inspection Ready and clarifies the BBL and PTA eligibility

Additional Solar Reports and Resources

City of New York Resources

Click the agencies below for more information on their processes and links to their instructional resources relevant to solar projects.



NYC Solar Installer Workshop Presentations

March 2015

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