Solarize

Local governments can undertake a Solarize campaign to increase the number of solar rooftops in the jurisdiction through group purchasing, locally-organized community education and outreach, and a limited time offer. 

Fact Sheet [PDF]
This fact sheet provides a brief description of the Solarize action along with the benefits communities can expect to achieve. 

Step-by-Step Guidance [PDF]
The slide presentation provides an overview of the Clean Energy Communities Program as well as a detailed description and step-by-step guidance for implementing the Solarize action.

Solarize Program Scoping Document - Version 2 [DOCX]
For new Solarize campaigns, this scoping document must be completed and submitted to earn credit for this action. The purpose is to help local government officials, campaign teams, and NYSERDA clearly understand the individual jurisdiction’s goals and objectives, milestones, and deliverables, as well as the roles and responsibilities of project partners, to help ensure the success of the campaign.

Template List of Solarize Campaign Solar Customers [XLSX]
This spreadsheet must be completed and submitted to earn credit for this action. This is a template where communities will list the solar customers/installations that resulted from the solarize campaign within your jurisdiction.

Community Solar NY WebsiteLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
A variety of materials are available to assist in the development of a solarize campaign.

NYSERDA’s PV Trainers NetworkLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
The PV Trainers Network provides a number of on-site training courses and one-on-one technical assistance to communities. 

Community Solar NY: 2016 Resource Guide for Solarize Campaign Success [PDF]
This guidebook provides step-by-step guidance for the successful implementation of a solarize campaign. 

Creating and Implementing Your Solarize Campaign VideoLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
This video, prepared by NYSERDA’s PV Trainers Network, provides comprehensive guidance for creating and implementing your solarize campaign.

NY-Sun Solarize RFP Template [DOCX]
This is an RFP Template developed by NY-Sun based on successful models from New York State and elsewhere. It is meant to provide clear guidelines and expectations for solar installers interested in participating in a Solarize campaign, and to encourage detailed, easy-to-understand responses.

Template Solarize Resolution [DOCX]
This template Solarize resolution is a way for the legislative body of the jurisdiction to express support for a local Solarize campaign.