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Installing Solar in New York City

Sustainable CUNY, as an objective third party, has worked with Con Edison, NYSERDA, the NYC Department of Buildings, the FDNY and other NYC Agencies since 2006 to shorten and streamline the permitting and interconnection processes for installing solar in NYC. A NYC Solar Ombudsmen has worked from the NYC Department of Buildings since 2010 on a regular basis to assist installers and agency staff. Contact a NY Solar Ombudsmen

Solar Updates

NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability | 10/1/2019
Updates to Local Laws 92/94 now require all new buildings and those buildings undergoing major roof renovaitons to be covered with solar panels, green roofs or some combination of the two. FAQ

Solar Installer Roundtable

Sustainable CUNY convenes a NYC and NYS Installer Roundtable, a forum for exchanging information, workshop opportunities, RFP and RFI notices, and industry updates. If you would like to join the NYC and/or NYS Installer Roundtable, please send a request with your solar company email to

NYC Solar Partnership

Information on the programs supported by the NYC Solar Partnership such as Solarize NYC and Shared Solar NYC can be found under NYC Solar.