About This Website

The Shared Solar NYC Gateway is a platform to connect community shared solar developers to interested owners of potential host sites, including rooftops and open land. Additionally, the Gateway allows local residents and businesses to sign up for notifications about subscription opportunities to local community shared solar projects.

Sustainable CUNY and the NYC Solar Partnership will identify and educate potential host site owners and potential subscribers. The Gateway addresses the primary barrier to community shared solar in New York City, which is suitable host site identification. This was identified in the NYC Solar Partnership’s 2016 RFI on community shared solar.

Find your building’s potential solar capacity on the NY Solar Map.

Community Shared Solar is a way for people to purchase a small section of a large solar array and have the energy generated from that solar panel applied to their utility bill. Now renters and people whose rooftops can’t sustain a solar array can finally go solar. The NYC Solar Partnership aims to promote an equitable, self-sustaining solar market in pursuit of the city’s goal of installing 250 megawatts (MW) on private buildings by 2025.

Sustainable CUNY is actively seeking to engage owners of large commercial spaces who want to learn about hosting a shared solar array. If you or someone you know owns over 10,000 square feet of roof, parking lot or open space in NYC, please fill out the Gateway host form.