Research Project Information

Research Project Summary Information

Competitive PV Capacity incentives - ARRA -SEP funded(17946-A)

SolarCity Corporation


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 photovoltaics (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 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

SolarCity completed 98 residential PV installations (615kW) in upstate New York in a timely and professional manner. SolarCity was also a NYSERDA eligible installer.


SolarCity Corporation
3055 Clearview Way
San Mateo, CA 94402

Principle Investigator

Courtney Rand

Universities Involved


Project Type:

On-site Power Production

Technologies Types:


NYSERDA Contact Information

Jacques Roeth


R&D - Innovation & Biz Dev

Contract Details

Start Date: 6/10/2011
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: 17946-A

Last Updated: 1/9/2014 1