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About Solar

Solar panels, which are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, convert sunlight into electricity without creating noise, air, or water pollution. Solar can be connected directly to the grid or connected behind the customer’s meter within the building. Either way, utilities offer compensation for electricity generated by solar but not used on-site.

This site only provides performance data for larger commercial and industrial solar installations. To see information on all distributed solar in New York visit the NY-Sun data page.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s NY-Sun Initiative is making solar energy more accessible to homes, businesses, and communities across New York through incentives and financing opportunities. Visit the NY-Sun site for more information.

Project Development

The NY-Sun Incentive Program provides a step-by-step guide on the solar installation process.

Find a Contractor

Hiring a NYSERDA-approved vendor and/or an accredited company to perform your energy efficiency and renewable energy projects ensures professional, quality work that meets today’s nationally-recognized standards and practices.

NYSERDA has created a statewide network of partners who offer energy efficiency solutions that can help reduce your energy usage and costs. Discover the benefits of hiring a certified Contractor and/or accredited companies.

Consult NYSERDA’s comprehensive list of Contractors to assist with your energy saving project planning and implementation.

Become a NY-Sun-Eligible Contractor

NYSERDA relies on qualified contractors and developers to install new grid-connected solar systems for customers through the NY-Sun Incentive Program. Information on how to become a NY-Sun-eligible contractor is available on the NY-Sun program Become a Participating Contractor page.

Other Resources

Click here to see other resources for distributed solar in New York.