What is Sunset Park Solar?
Sunset Park Solar is New York City’s first community solar project owned and operated by a cooperative made up of local residents and businesses. Participating households and small businesses will receive save money on their Con Edison bills while supporting local clean energy.
How Does it Work?
Sunset Park Solar is a community solar system, meaning that a single solar energy system is shared among various individuals. Households and small businesses that sign up for Sunset Park Solar will join the co-operative that will own and manage the system, the New York City Community Energy Co-op. Every month, the solar energy system will provide co-op members with credits that reduce their energy bills!
Get solar energy without putting anything on your roof.
The solar energy system will be installed on the roof of the Brooklyn Army Terminal, a dynamic industrial campus on the Sunset Park waterfront owned and managed by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). See the Project Details page for more info.
Who is behind Sunset Park Solar?
The project team behind the project is comprised of local non-profits UPROSE and Solar One, Co-op Power, 770 Electric Corp., and Resonant Energy. The solar energy system and will be owned and managed by Co-op Power’s New York City Community Energy Cooperative in partnership with UPROSE, a Sunset Park-based environmental justice organization. The solar project will provide local employment to Sunset Park job trainees and electricity bill savings to nearly 200 households and small businesses.
Participants will be eligible for:
Discounted solar energy credits and electricity bill savings of approximately $10/month for a typical household
Membership into the NYC Community Energy Cooperative which will own and operate the project
Customer-friendly contract terms: No upfront cost & free cancellation