Looking 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.
NYSERDA – New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
NYSERDA promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources.
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.
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) offers professional certification and company accreditation programs to renewable energy professionals throughout North America.
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.
GRID Alternatives seeks to make renewable energy technology and job training accessible to underserved communities.
Environmental Protection Agency: A Student’s Guide to Solar Energy
An introduction to photovoltaic cells, solar thermal technology, passive solar heating, and more.
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.
The Solar Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing solar energy use worldwide.
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.
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.
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.
Solar One’s mission is to empower learning and innovation that result in more sustainable and resilient urban environments.
Energize NY Finance leverages PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing to help commercial and non-profit property owners undertake deep energy improvements.
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/