Some good solar resources


Some good sources for information about solar photovoltiacs in New York State and beyond.

[These links are sorted by geographic scope covered (national, state or local) and thereafter alphabetically by name.]

ScopeDescription
NationalDSIRE is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States
NationalThe Federal Investment Tax Credit (Form 5695) is worth 30% of your investment in the system
NationalNREL Open PV database (real time state of PV market in US)
NationalNREL Solar Resource Data Center
NationalPACEnow is advocacy/policy nonprofit for innovative financing for clean energy investments
NationalSolar Road Map is DOE sponsored interactive map of solar-friendly jurisdictions
StateThe New York State solar energy credit is worth 25% of your investment, capped at $5,000
StateThe New York State property tax exemption form
StateEnergy Improvement Corp is implementing PACE financing in NYS
StateNew York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA)
StateNew York Solar Energy Society (NYSES)
StateNYS solar program results (PV contractors upload their information here)
StateNYS Energy Plan documents
StateNYISO: Click on “Documents and Resources” here to choose which data to download, e.g. 2014 Gold Book lists every generating facility in New York State.
StateNYS solar incentive program
StateOpen NY portal: Search for “solar” here and locate data on solar incentive program performance history)
StateNYS Public Service Commission: Search for “Case 14-M-0101” here to find Reforming the Energy Vision (REV)
LocalConEdison Distributed Generation Program
LocalInteractive graphic on Solar in Westchester County
LocalNY Solar Smart, a DOE sponsored program housed at CUNY to coordinate DOE and state agency efforts “ to lower the soft costs of installing solar across New York State.”
LocalNYC Solar Map of solar capacity for buildings (good topo maps for Westchester included)
LocalSustainable Westchester, a local initiative, in Westchester County NY, with over 40 cities, towns and villages participating.
LocalWestchester County GISS (mapping with some solar potential information)
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