New York Launches Program To Boost Solar For Public Schools


The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) have rolled out a new program to assist public schools in the state implement solar power development plans.

The K-Solar program, funded under the NY-Sun Initiative, will provide K-12 schools with the resources, technical expertise and access to financing. NYPA has issued a request for qualifications from developers who would install solar panels on school buildings. The deadline for responding to the solicitation is Oct. 9.

In late July, NYPA and the New York State Education Department sent letters to school superintendents to make them aware of the new program and how they can participate. NYSERDA says 40 school districts have registered to date, representing nearly 200 schools across 24 counties.

‘With the new K-Solar program, schools will have an expert partner, at no cost, to take full advantage of statewide assistance to make solar installations a reality for their districts,’ says Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA's president and CEO.

For more information on K-Solar, click here.

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