Solar Outreach Initiative 

Catskill Mountainkeeper is partnering with Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition, Sustainable Hudson Valley and Cornell Cooperative Extension- Tompkins County to launch community-based ‘Solarize’ campaigns that make it easier for consumers and small businesses to install solar at discount prices. 

Solarize campaigns are local, time-limited offers that educate homeowners and small businesses about how to make their properties more energy efficient and make solar available at reduced cost by buying in bulk. Historically they have helped consumers save up to 20 percent on installation costs. Solarize makes the transition to solar easy— solar consultants walk owners through the entire process from planning to installation. Each component of Solarize has been designed to serve as a scalable model that can be replicated in other regions of New York and across the country.

The Solar Outreach Initiative is supported with funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) NY-Sun and Community Solar initiatives, which are investing $1 billion in solar over the next decade.  


RenewableNY’s Solarize campaigns in the Mid-Hudson Valley & the Southern Tier


County  Enrollment  Partner

Solarize Northern
Dutchess County 

Dutchess 3/1/16 -
6/30/16 *
Sustainable Hudson Valley


Rockland 3/1/16 -
6/30/16 *
Sustainable Hudson Valley


Ulster Inactive Sustainable Hudson Valley

Going Solar!

Schuyler and Chemung 10/6/15 -  Cornell Cooperative Extension -Tompkins Co.

Southern Tier
Solar Works

Broome, Tioga, Ostego, Chenango, Delaware 7/1/15 -  Binghamton Regional
Sustainability Coalition


Sullivan 7/24/16 - 10/31/16 Sustainable Hudson Valley


Dutchess 10/1/16 - 12/15/16 Sustainable Hudson Valley


Dutchess Inactive Sustainable Hudson Valley


Orange Inactive Sustainable Hudson Valley


Ulster Inactive Sustainable Hudson Valley

* The enrollment deadline for these Solarize campaigns was June 30, 2016. 
Contracts must be signed by July 31, 2016 (for residential consumers) and August 31, 2016 (for commercial consumers).

If you live outside of the Southern Tier and Hudson Valley, click here to find a solarize campaign near you.


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