NYC Solar Partnership
Through NYC One City Built to Last, the NYC Solar Partnership goals include:
Continuing to Reduce Costs of Installing Solar in NYC
Assisting with Targeted Community Shared Resilient Solar Projects
Promoting Group Purchasing of Solar Power – NYC Solarize
New York City has been actively engaged in solar initiatives since 2005, when the City University of New York (CUNY) launched the Million Solar Roofs Initiative (MSRI) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
In 2006 Sustainable CUNY formed the NYC Solar Partnership, leading the Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability (OLTPS), the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the City University of New York (CUNY) in developing and implementing comprehensive plans for large-scale solar integration and associated economic development in New York City. This strategic approach has resulted in multiple U.S. DOE grant awards, which Sustainable CUNY implements on behalf of NYC, in collaboration with over 40 key partners.
In addition to the Department of Energy, funding partners include the New York Energy Research and Development Authority, the New York Power Authority, the Mayor's Office of New York and Consolidated Edison.
U.S. Department of Energy Initiatives
Smart DG Hub - Resilient Solar Project
SunShot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge II
SunShot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge I
ARRA ‘Special Projects’
Solar America City
Million Solar Roofs
one City program
Solar energy complements energy efficiency by providing a renewable energy source to power building systems and reducing grid dependency. The City’s goal is to increase our solar power capacity by 250 MW over the next ten years on privately-owned properties. Expanding the NYC Solar Partnership provides a platform to coordinate solar programs and streamline processes to sustain the local solar industry’s growth, expand equitable access to solar power, and promote community-shared and group purchasing of solar power.
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