Practice what you preach and lead the way in improving the environment at your school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Promotes installation of clean, efficient, and commercially available combined heat and power (CHP) systems up to 3 MW with pre-approved vendors and a catalog of system options. Also supports the installation of custom engineered CHP systems from 1 MW to 3 MW.
NY Prize is a first-in-the-nation $40 million competition designed to engage communities in creating microgrids and other local energy networks that can function separately from the utility grid.
Offers financial support to implement advanced, system-based energy efficiency, or deep energy-savings projects at commercial and institutional facilities. Facilities can apply for this funding after they have applied for assistance from their utility companies.
Provides support for installing small wind turbines in size up to 2 MW per site. The program offers assistance with qualified equipment with a proven track record installed by eligible installers. Support is based on the estimated annual output of the behind-the-meter turbine, at the proposed site, as determined by computer modeling.
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NYSERDA offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and support to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. A public benefit corporation, NYSERDA has been advancing energy solutions and working to protect the environment since 1975.