Communities
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Working together for a better energy future

Go solar

Solar rooftop over looking city.

Local governments, schools, and organizations are leading the way and demonstrating the value of going solar. Community Solar and K-Solar bring together communities and schools to realize the benefits of group purchasing and education.

Local solutions to power your community

Microgrids help communities reduce costs, promote clean energy, and make the electric grid stronger and more reliable. Microgrids are local energy networks that are able to separate from the electrical grid during extreme weather events, allowing them to continue to provide power to residents and important operators such as hospitals and first responders.

Gain the skills for clean energy jobs

Demand for skilled workers is increasing and opportunities are on the rise in the clean energy sector. Get job-specific skills training to prepare yourself for clean energy jobs.

Getting around your neighborhood

Riders took 3.5 billion trips on public transit in New York State in 2013—more than any other state in the nation. Population growth, traffic congestion, and air pollution are some of the toughest transportation-related challenges facing many communities in New York State. Local government and community programs are working to provide you with smarter, cleaner transportation options.

Complying with codes

Recent studies suggest that compliance with Energy Code for buildings can be greatly improved statewide. Because buildings represent roughly 60% of New York’s total energy consumption, there is significant opportunity for energy savings.

 

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Solar Electric Program (NY-Sun)

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.

*Renters need permission from landlords to move forward.