Solarize Hudson Valley is a limited time program funded by NYSERDA to make solar easier and more affordable for homeowners and building owners in the Hudson Valley. Our purpose is to provide reliable, up-to-date information and support for people who are curious about going solar. Solarize takes the work out of your homework, by pre-selecting trusted installation partners and digesting the basic information that a home- or business owner needs to consider. Since 2015, Solarize HV has helped over 390 homes and businesses to install over 3.3 megawatts of solar. We have provided over 130 workshops and special events, involving many, many community volunteers all over the Hudson Valley.
Solarize is a popular group purchasing and community education strategy that has more than doubled the amount of solar electricity in several hundred New England communities. It reduces confusion for customers, and marketing costs for selected installation firms, by bringing the community together to learn about solar options in a fun, social way.
“Solar Ambassadors” – people who already have solar panels and like to talk about them – are a critical factor in the Solarize success as they help their friends and neighbors to ask the right questions.
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Managed by Sustainable Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountainkeeper, Solarize is supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s NY-Sun initiative. NY-Sun will invest up to $1 billion in solar power through 2023 to significantly expand solar installations across the State, ultimately transforming New York’s solar industry to become self-sustaining.
NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect the environment and create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York State since 1975. To learn more about NYSERDA’s programs and funding opportunities, visit nyserda.ny.gov or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram.