Solar Installation Data and Tools

Open NY Database – Provides a comprehensive listing and interactive map of projects installed under NYSERDA’s Residential/Small Commercial Solar Electric program. The dataset is updated on a monthly basis.

The data also includes: The Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Incentive Program Completed Projects by City and Contractor Dataset provides market insight into the volume of work and photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed in New York State annually, by city and contractor, beginning August 2010 under the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)’s NY-Sun Solar Electric Incentive Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 2112.The dataset includes the following data points: Project Install Year, Contractor, County, City, Project Count by City, Project Cost, NYSERDA Incentives, Kilowatt Capacity, Expected Annual Kilowatt Hour Production, and NYSERDA Solicitation.

NY Solar Map and Portal Consumers, installers, and local government leaders can access detailed information on solar resources and programs available in their local community. Consumers can use the tool to connect with local Solarize group purchasing campaigns and community shared solar opportunities for renters, investors, and homeowners with nonviable roofs.

WattPlan for Residential/Small Commercial Solar Electric Systems
Generate a customized estimate of the costs and savings of installing a solar electric system using a participating contractor under NY-Sun Incentive Program.

NYSERDA DG (Distributed Generation) Integrated Data System – Provides data for commercial and industrial systems greater than 200 kW. Includes access to historic databases that includes hourly readings for each system and is updated nightly. The web interface allows users to view, plot, analyze, and download performance data from one or several different distributed generation sites. The database is intended to provide detailed, accurate performance data that can be used by potential users, developers, and other stakeholders to understand the real-world performance of these technologies. For NYSERDA’s performance-based programs, these data provide the basis for incentive payments to these sites.