NYSERDA relies on trained contractors to implement new grid-connected solar electric systems for customers seeking incentives though the NY-Sun Incentive Program. Interested qualified installers may apply to become Participating Contractors at any time while the program is open.
The Residential/Small Commercial category of projects includes solar electric systems that are less than 200 kW. Applicants to become Participating Contractors in this category must:
Fulfill one of three following credentialing paths:
- NABCEP Certification (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) PV Installation Professional Certification
- IBEW-NECA Electrical Journeyman & Apprentice Training (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and National Electrical Contractors Association)
- UL (Underwriters Labs) PV System Installation Certification
For complete details on specific requirements and apply to the program:
Read the Residential/Small Commercial Program Manual for complete details
Consider the option to prequalify as a Solarize Contractor.
Visit Become a Participating Contractor for the Commercial/Industrial MW Block if you are interested in projects >200kW. To become a participating contractor for both, you must meet all criteria and indicate this selection on the Contractor Application.