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The webinars and podcasts prepared by Sustainable CUNY, as an objective and trusted third party in collaboration with multiple partners, are helping to remove barriers in the New York State solar market.




2022 NYC Solar and Storage Installer Workshop

Webinar:  5:24
3/31/2022 | Sustainable CUNY and Con Edison conducted their annual workshop with detailed presentations.
Sustainable CUNY - 0:10:01
Con Edison - 0:30:05
FDNY, Storage - 1:33:30
FDNY, Solar - 1:52:45
NYC DOB, Solar - 3:08:45
NYC DOB, Storage - 3:53:00
Panel - NYC Solar and Storage Policy Outlook - 4:12:56


NYC Energy Storage: UL 9540A Data – NYC Utilization Guide

Webinar: 58:29

4/14/2020 | Sustainable CUNY and partners hosted a complimentary webinar with an in-depth review of the UL 9540A Data Utilization Guide for NYC, published by the Smart DG Hub. 


NYC Energy Storage Permitting 2.0


Webinar: 57:41

2/14/2020 | This CUNY Smart DG Hub webinar can help developers gain a better understanding of evolving market dynamics and preparations for safety, siting & zoning compliance/requirements in the NYC energy storage market.


In-depth webinars on the development of UL standards for storage can be found on the Reducing Storage Soft Costs page

Energy Storage 101

Webinar: 60:43

The CUNY Smart DG Hub, DNV GL, and NY-BEST conducted an interactive virtual workshop as part of NYSERDA's efforts to reduce the soft costs of energy storage deployment. This first in a series of virtual workshops will provide a basic primer on energy storage for the solar industry, including different storage technologies and considerations for projects.


Community Shared Solar / NYCHA ACCESSolar


The Growth of Solar and Community Shared Solar in NYC 

Webinar: 14:00

Learn about the growth of solar in NYC and how renters and others can invest in renewable energy through Community Shared Solar projects including those through the New York City Housing Authority.

NYC Community Shared Solar

Webinar: 51:09

Sustainable CUNY and the New York City Housing Authority hosted a webinar on Community Shared Solar in NYC on Thursday, July 9, 2020. The webinar focused on: 1)  Education and Outreach to the Low and Moderate Income(LMI) Community in a Time of Pandemic 2)  Role of CBOs in Advancing Community Shared Solar in Under-served Areas 3) Next Steps in NYCHA's 25 MW Solar Initiative

NYCHA  ACCESSolar Program

Webinar: 41:44 PDF of Q&A

Sustainable CUNY hosted a webinar in 2019 on NYCHA's ACCESSolar Program.  ACCESSolar offers teams of community organizations and solar developers the opportunity to install community shared solar systems on NYCHA's smaller rooftops at low or no lease rates in return for enrolling low to moderate-income households as subscribers and hiring NYCHA residents NYCHA Solar Program

NYC Community Shared Solar Workshop - October 7, 2019


Sustainable CUNY

New York City Housing Authority

Mayor's Office of Sustainability

Green City Force