NYC Agency Resources
Con Edison is the main electric utility in NYC. They use an online system called Project Center to submit net metering applications. For large systems, utility grid upgrades may be required to handle energy flowing both ways. Contact the Distributed Generation department in advance of signing contacts to receive an initial feasibility assessment or information on potential upgrades that may be required for your project.
The NYC DCP is responsible for zoning in NYC. It was ruled that solar does not add an additional story to a building. Panels on sloped roofs cannot be tilted more than 18” off the roof. The Zoning and Land Use Map (ZOLA) can be used to determine the zoning district and other site specific information.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) maintains a statewide network of solar electric installers to ensure professional, quality work that meets today’s nationally-recognized standards and practices.