Solar in the City: A Free Online Workshop Series
Solar power is more affordable and accessible in New York than ever before! Join non-profit Solar One for free online workshops about solar for New York City buildings and residents. Workshop attendees will learn about solar technology, costs, incentives, financing options and more. Workshops will include informative slides, live solar design demonstrations, and Q&A with solar experts and other New Yorkers who installed solar on their building. Register for one or more workshops using the links below, and we hope to see you there!
Solar for New Yorkers
Target audience: all New Yorkers!
Join this introductory workshop for an overview of solar technology, business models, and how to save money with solar at your home or business. Did you know that solar isn’t just for homeowners anymore? Community shared solar allows renters to participate in local solar projects too, saving money and protecting the environment.
Option 1: Thursday, May 7th, 6:00-7:00 PM
Option 2: Friday, May 8, 12:00-1:00 PM
Solar for NYC Co-ops and Condos
Target audience: co-op and condo shareholders/owners, board members, and property
Installing solar on your co-op or condo building can reduce your building’s electricity costs and provide significant tax benefits for the building and residents. Join this workshop for an overview of solar technology, costs, incentives and considerations specifically for NYC co-ops and condos. Learn how your peers are installing solar, what challenges they encountered along the way, and how you can get a free solar feasibility assessment for your building. Workshops will include Q&A with solar experts and board members from co-ops that have already installed solar.
Option 1: Monday, May 11, 6:00-7:15 PM
Option 2: Tuesday, May 12, 12:00-1:15 PM
Solar for HDFC Co-ops
Target audience: HDFC co-op shareholders, board members, and property managers
Join the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB) and Solar One for a workshop all about how your HDFC and individual shareholders can save money on your electricity bills. In addition to an in-depth presentation about solar technology, costs, incentives and how more than 25 HDFCs have gone solar through the Co-ops Go Solar campaign, this workshop will provide participants with important information about New York’s temporary moratorium on utility shut offs due to Covid-19, Con Edison’s bill discount program for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers, and opportunities to reduce electric bills in your apartment including efficiency and community solar.
Option 1: Thursday, May 14, 6:00-7:15 PM
Option 2: Tuesday, May 19, 12:00-1:15 PM
Solar for Multifamily Rental Properties
Target audience: landlords, asset managers, and other real estate professionals
Join this workshop to learn how solar can be a powerful tool to reliably increase net operating income for your NYC apartment building(s). In addition to reducing your properties’ common area electricity expenses and/or generating income, solar can reduce your tax bills with generous federal, state and local tax incentives. Join this workshop for an overview of solar technology, costs, incentives, financing options, and optimization strategies to get the most from your rooftops while mitigating risk of forthcoming regulations on building carbon emissions.
Option 1: Thursday, May 21, 9:00-10:00 AM
Option 2: Friday, May 22, 10:00-11:00 AM
Solar for Property Managers
Target audience: NYC property management professionals
Now is a great time for property managers to increase their knowledge about solar energy, and to consider how they can present solar to clients, adding value at a time when everyone is focused on reducing expenses. Join this workshop to learn about solar technology, costs, incentives, the installation process, and O&M. In addition to solar 101, this workshop will cover what property managers need to know to manage a successful solar project from contractor selection through commissioning.
Wednesday, May 27, 9:00-10:30 AM