Solar Resources: Westchester, NY & Rockland

Westchester solar power installationLooking to learn more about solar energy, from how solar panels work to financing solar in Westchester, Rockland, and the surrounding areas? Be sure to check out these useful resources below.

Government

NYSERDA – New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

NYSERDA promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources.

http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/NY-Sun

One City, Built to Last

Transforming New York City’s Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future, from the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/builttolast/assets/downloads/pdf/OneCity.pdf

Education

NABCEP

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) offers professional certification and company accreditation programs to renewable energy professionals throughout North America.

http://www.nabcep.org/

Center for Sustainable Energy

At Bronx Community College, the Center for Sustainable Energy uses experiential education to build an urban community on the tenets of renewable energy, informed political engagement and the emerging green economy.

http://www.csebcc.org/

GRID Alternatives

GRID Alternatives seeks to make renewable energy technology and job training accessible to underserved communities.

http://www.gridalternatives.org/

Environmental Protection Agency: A Student’s Guide to Solar Energy

An introduction to photovoltaic cells, solar thermal technology, passive solar heating, and more. 

https://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/solutions/technologies/solar.html

Advocacy

NYSEIA

the New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA) is the only statewide membership and trade association dedicated solely to advancing solar energy use in New York State.

http://www.nyseia.org/

Solar Foundation

The Solar Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing solar energy use worldwide.

http://www.thesolarfoundation.org/

Women in Solar Energy – WISE

Women in Solar Energy promotes a common goal of advancing women in all aspects of the solar energy industry and promoting diversity and forward thinking business practices.

http://www.solwomen.org/#about

Environmental

Westchester Green Business Challenge

This free program is designed to get Westchester-based organizations started on the path toward environmental sustainability while improving performance and saving money.

http://climatechange.westchestergov.com/wgbc-main

Federated Conservationists of Westchester County

FCWC unites concerned citizens, community organizations, educators, and diverse professionals committed to preserving and rehabilitating the natural resources of Westchester County, NY.

http://www.fcwc.org/

Sustainable Westchester

http://sustainablewestchester.org/

Solar One

Solar One’s mission is to empower learning and innovation that result in more sustainable and resilient urban environments.

http://www.solar1.org/

Financial

Energize NY

Energize NY Finance leverages PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing to help commercial and non-profit property owners undertake deep energy improvements.

http://energizeny.org/

Utility Distributed Generation Sites

ConEdison – http://www.coned.com/dg/

Orange & Rockland – http://www.oru.com/energyandsafety/distributedgeneration/

Central Hudson – http://www.centralhudson.com/dg/

NYSEG – http://www.nyseg.com/SuppliersAndPartners/distributedgeneration/