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NYSERDA Opens Second Round of Solarize Campaigns

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced last week a second round of support for Solarize campaigns. Under Gov.  Cuomo’s NY-Sun Community Solar NY program, Solarize campaigns make solar easier and more affordable through community-driven initiatives and are an essential component of Reforming the Energy Vision (REV).

Community Solar NY provides support for community education and marketing of group solar purchasing projects. In this round, NYSERDA is encouraging projects that make solar more accessible for low- and moderate-income participants, and provides opportunities for renters, homeowners, low-income residents, schools and businesses to join together to set up shared renewable energy projects resulting in healthier and stronger communities.  Applications for this round will be accepted through November 16, 2015.

In 2015, communities across New York State launched more than 30 Solarize campaigns with support from NYSERDA. These local campaigns have drawn thousands of New Yorkers to attend solar workshops and community events, resulting in hundreds of households and businesses going solar. More information on the program is available on the NY-Sun website.