HPD Solar Resources

Welcome to Solar One’s resources page for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Solar Where Feasible program. This page will be updated with workshops, tutorials, case studies and more. Sign up for program announcements here:

Upcoming Workshops/Webinars

Stay tuned for more workshops in 2022!

Useful Links:

HPD’s Solar Where Feasible Webpage

Solar Feasibility Analysis Download

Solar Feasibility Analysis Intake Page

Solar Owner’s Guide (New Resource!)

Past Workshops:

Solar for Designers: HPD Solar Where Feasible training – Oct 21, 2021

Solar for Designers is geared towards architects and other members of the design community interested in learning how to design and optimize solar for affordable housing in NYC. After a brief overview of solar basics and the relevant laws and codes, we will dive into how to design buildings that are optimized for solar – and create solar designs that make financial sense for building owners. We will share helpful tips and tools for estimating solar capacity, energy savings and cost, and will talk through the process of integrating solar into projects – including owner and agency buy-in, bidding and construction. We will also present some real-life case studies from across the city, and leave plenty of time for Q&A.

How to Ace the Solar Feasibility Analysis: Solar Where Feasible Training – Oct 7, 2021

This webinar will give tips and tricks for the new, simplified Solar Feasibility Analysis, and how to use it for a variety of situations: new construction, retrofits, portfolios, solar & green roofs, and more. Join us for an overview of the HPD Solar Feasibility Analysis process for both New Construction and Preservation projects, instructions for how to use the Solar Screening Tool, and tips for how to make the most of the materials provided, as well as time for Q&A.


Solar for Mid-Cycle Affordable Housing: Proven Solutions from NYC – September 23, 2021

Join the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and nonprofit Solar One for a lively 90 minute webinar highlighting proven strategies to bring cost-effective solar energy to mid-cycle affordable housing in New York City. The session includes a brief primer in solar for affordable housing followed by a panel where affordable housing providers and financiers present case studies and lessons-learned from their recent NYC mid-cycle affordable housing solar projects. Presenters/panelists include leaders from: New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC), Joint Ownership Entity New York City (JOE NYC), Sunwealth, Sunrun, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC).


HPD Solar Where Feasible Workshop Part 1 – April 13, 2021

Primer on solar for NYC multifamily affordable housing and an introduction to Solar Where Feasible mandate, the cost-effective solar mandate adopted by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). This training covers solar technology, costs, incentives, and more.


HPD Solar Where Feasible Workshop Part 2 – April 20, 2021

This webinar includes a detailed overview of HPD’s solar approval process, the Solar Screening Tool, and the free solar technical assistance available to affordable housing providers. This session includes an interactive demonstration of the Solar Screening Tool as well as Q&A.



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