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Please see Installing Solar for information on Permitting, Interconnection, Zoning and Net-metering. Solar Ombudsmen conduct NYC Solar and DG Installer Workshops either in person or virtually, where installers can learn  best practices from the NYC Department of Buildings, FDNY, Con Edison, the New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) and subject matter experts.

Solar Installer Roundtables

Sustainable CUNY formed the NYC, NYS and DG Installer Roundtables, to provide a forum for exchanging information, workshop opportunities, RFP and RFI notices, and industry updates. If you would like to join the a Roundtable, please send a request with your solar company email to nysolar@cuny.edu 


Sustainable CUNY has worked with numerous partners to develop and publish a multitude of resources including permit forms, reports, plans, surveys, FAQ's, check-lists, analytics and more to assist the solar industry in New York City. Significant financial and technical support to prepare these documents have been provided by: the U.S. Department of Energy, the NY-Sun Initiative, NYSERDA, the New York Power Authority, Con Edison, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the NYC Department of Buildings and the City University of New York. Reports and More