Solar power plays a critical role in transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy while reducing electricity costs and creating jobs. New Yorkers for Clean Power (NYCP) works to accelerate the adoption of solar by individuals, nonprofits, businesses, and municipalities. Our work includes
- Supporting and connecting people with NY-Sun programs, a $1 billion, ten-year initiative launched by Governor Cuomo in 2013 to add more than 3 gigawatts of solar capacity in the state by 2023 (the equivalent of adding enough solar energy to power 400,000 homes).
- Advancing Shared Renewables, or Community Distributed Generation, which enables ALL energy customers to participate in the clean energy economy (including renters, condo owners, etc.) by allowing them to enroll in a local solar system (or other local renewable energy project) and receive credit on their utility bill for their share of the clean power produced.
- Working with CoShare to organize training sessions on community solar projects for community developers, municipal officials, entrepreneurs, and NYSERDA. (NYCP hosted the first training on July 11, 2017 in Kingston, NY.)
- Promoting Solarize campaigns, which provide public education and discounts on solar installations for homes and businesses through group purchasing.
- Bolstering awareness and support for solar by organizing campaign events and garnering media attention about innovative grassroots projects and successes.