School Solar Power Program Announced

Published 09/04 2014 12:48PM

Updated 09/04 2014 12:58PM

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a solar power program, K-Solar, for schools to reduce costs and protect the environment.

A press release says about 40 school districts, serving 200 schools, have registered to participate in the $1 billion NY-Sun Initiative. Here are the locations of school districts registered to participate in the program:

Credit: NYPA

"New York is becoming a national leader in the solar industry, and today we’re taking another major step forward by giving schools across the state the resources they need to tap into this innovative technology,” Governor Cuomo said. “Increasing the use of renewable energy at our schools will both protect the environment and modernize our electrical grid."

On Thursday, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) issued a request for qualifications from developers who would install solar panels on school buildings. The deadline for responding to the request is October 9. More information and to apply click here.

K-Solar is a joint partnership between the NYPA and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

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