Solarize CB6 2016

In 2016 we received a NYSERDA grant to build upon the success of our 2015 campaign. We partnered with Sustainable CUNY & Solar 1’s Here Comes Solar to run a campaign that organized a group purchasing group and promoted community shared solar.

The campaign has two projects:

  1. to promote neighbors to purchase solar arrays from one contractor to achieve economies of scale
  2. to promote the building of a “community shared solar” array where renters and others can purchase solar power

Results from our Solarize Brooklyn CB6 campaign coming soon.



Sustainable CUNY
“Since 2006 Sustainable CUNY has led the implementation of multiple U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) solar initiatives, working with the Mayor’s Office, NYC Economic Development Corporation, Con Edison, NYSERDA, NYPA and over 30 partners to strategically remove barriers to large scale solar deployment.”

Here Comes Solar, a project of Solar 1
“Here Comes Solar is a not-for-profit network that envisions a New York City where residential solar is accessible, affordable, and incredibly common. Neighborhood by neighborhood, we are working to make this vision a reality by helping homeowners and multifamily buildings realize their rooftop solar projects.”

“The ultimate goal of NY-Sun is the development of a sustainable, self-sufficient solar industry in the State. To get there, NY-Sun has incentive programs that support solar projects for commercial and industrial companies, homes, multifamily buildings, small commercial, not-for-profit and municipal buildings. The K-Solar program helps schools install solar. The Affordable Solar program provides low-to-moderate income residents with assistance to develop solar projects. The Shared Solar program helps renters, residents who can’t put solar on their roofs, and others benefit from solar. The Solarize program helps communities buy in groups for the most competitive pricing.”

Reading List:

CB6 gets lit: Massive solar-panel array planned for Brownstone Brooklyn
by Colin Mixson
Brooklyn Paper

Is New York Ready for Solar Power?
By Kaya Laterman
New York Times 

Hot deal! Brooklyn solar syndicate offers group discount for buying panels
by Colin Mixson
Brooklyn Paper