Research Project Information

Research Project Summary Information

Competitive Capacity-Based Incentives for solar electric(17942)

Hudson Valley Clean Energy Inc.


NYSERDA won American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of a State Energy Program grant. Some of these funds were targeted to innovative solar photovoltaic (PV) incentive programs for New York State.

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Project Description

This contractor won a competitive bid under program opportunity notice 1686 for solar system incentives for residential projects in New York State. Project implementation required the contractor to meet Federal reporting and U.S. Department of Labor wage guidelines for all projects.


Benefits include the provision of solar electric system incentives for PV system sizes not offered by other NYSERDA programs. The competitive bidding process dropped the average system incentive below the current NYSERDA solar incentive.

Project Results

Hudson Valley Clean Energy Inc. (HVCE) completed 35 residential PV installations (350kW) in upstate New York in a timely and professional manner. HVCE was also a NYSERDA eligible installer.


Hudson Valley Clean Energy Inc.
d/b/a Adirondack Solar 13 Hook Rd.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Principle Investigator

Jeff Irish

Universities Involved


Project Type:

On-site Power Production

Technologies Types:


NYSERDA Contact Information

Jacques Roeth


R&D - Innovation & Biz Dev

Contract Details

Start Date: 6/18/2010
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: 17942

Last Updated: 1/22/2014