P-12 Schools

Inspire young minds to think green

Practice what you preach and lead the way in improving the environment at your school.

Be smart about energy efficiency

Create a school that is a healthy and productive learning environment. Find out the best methods for reducing energy consumption and increasing energy efficiency in your school.


New York Schools Lead by Example

Lower your school's costs and promote climate action by implementing clean energy projects and committing to reducing harmful emissions with help from NYSERDA.

Here's a bright idea

Capture the tools and expertise to bring solar energy to your school and reduce your energy costs. Working with K-Solar helps you discover if the power of the sun is right for your school. Tapping into solar sets a great example for your students and the community.

Powerful tools for teachers

Use solar to run a toy or charge a battery. Figure out what part of the day provides the most sunlight for solar panels. Investigate how the heat from sunlight affects cold-blooded animals. Educators can choose from more than 30 hands-on lesson plans. They are designed to help students in grades 4-12 explore the science and technology related to generating electricity from the sun.

Get students ready for careers in renewable energy

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Prepare students for careers in renewable energy and clean technology with the right guidance. Offer the latest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics curriculum to inspire your students to get on the fast track for these in-demand fields.

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NY-Sun (Solar Initiative)

Provides incentives and financing to make solar-generated electricity accessible and affordable for all New York homeowners, renters, and businesses. Using solar can help lower energy costs compared to using conventionally generated electricity. Additional program components include training for installers and public officials, standardized permitting processes, and consumer education.

Renewable Heat NY

Supports the installation of high-efficiency, low emission wood heating technology for residential, municipal, and commercial buildings. These advanced technology heating systems enable consumers to use local wood pellets and cordwood as fuel in a cleaner way. Technologies include stoves and pellet and cordwood boilers with thermal storage, many of which are made right here in New York State.

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