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Solarize programs have spread like summer rays across NY State with over 60 campaigns either completed or in process. Now, with an increasing interest in pairing solar and energy storage, some communities are incorporating battery back-up into Solarize "Request for Proposals" (RFP's) that go out to installers interested in competing for these campaigns. However, storage responses often lack specificity and consistency, making it difficult for communities to fully understand proposals and evaluate qualified installers. To address this, Sustainable CUNY's Smart DG Hub reviewed the current Solarize template RFP and provided a summary memo with guidance for communities that wish to request information on energy storage in their campaigns. Guidance for Including Storage in Solarize Programs