Solarize Your Community

Shared solar panels


Solarize campaigns are locally organized community outreach efforts aimed at getting a group of homes and businesses in one area to go solar. When groups of neighbors—including residents and businesses—learn about solar and the installation together, they can often get better pricing and share the tasks. Group members can contribute their strengths and learn new skills. NYSERDA provides technical assistance, marketing materials, and other support for these efforts. Solarize is part of the NY-Sun Incentive Program.

Read the following information to learn more, apply, and participate in a Solarize campaign. Email with questions.

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Applications for round 3 will be accepted until November 3, 2016 at 5 p.m. Applications must be submitted to

General Information

Solarize Campaign Templates and Tips

Once you have established a campaign, use the following templates and tips to creating a request for proposals from solar installers, do outreach to media, and market your campaign to new members.

Installer Request for Proposal (RFP)

Marketing Materials

Outreach Resources

Tips for Working with Media