Guidebook for Local Governments

The New York Solar Guidebook has information, tools, and step-by-step instructions to support local governments managing solar energy development in their communities. The Guidebook contains chapters on various solar energy topics, the permitting process, property taxes, and more.

You can download the full New York Solar Guidebook as a PDF or access individual chapters on NYSERDA's Clean Energy Siting page.

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If you have a question on getting solar in your community, or need help with a chapter of the Guidebook, email solarhelp@nyserda.ny.gov and we’ll respond to you within 24 hours. For more hands-on support, learn more about our free training and technical assistance opportunities.