Solar in New York State

map icon Since 2006 Sustainable CUNY has led the implementation of multiple federal, state and city solar programs designed to reduce the soft costs of going solar. The NYSolar Smart plan is a strategic effort led by Sustainable CUNY of the City University of New York (CUNY) that is supported by the Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, the NY-Sun Initiative,and the One City, Built to Last program and works in partnership with NYPA, NYSERDA,  municipalities around the state, and more than 30 organizations representing utility companies, installers, government agencies and industry leaders.

READ THE SUMMARY REPORT <pdf> submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy in December of 2016 on the progress of solar in New York State that was supported by the SunShot Initiative.

NY Solar Map and Portal

Sustainable CUNY launched the comprehensive NY Solar Map and Portal on June 20, 2016. The portal contains all the latest information that can help you 'go solar' whether you live in NYC, Long Island or in upstate New York.


Department of Energy Sunshot Initiative

NYSolar Smart Partners

NYS Solar Permits

NYS Net Metering

NYS Solar Installer Resources

NYS Reports and Resources