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Energy Connections

Intro to Green for Coops & Condos: Meeting Your Building’s Special Needs


How can I make my heating system quieter? Reduce my bills? Eliminate drafts? Stop smelling foul smells from my neighbors?

In this educational evening, you will learn some basic building science and solutions to your heat and comfort problems, techniques for working with your building residents, and state monies available to help make everything work better.

October 1
1359 Broadway bet 36th and 37th Sts

Attend as our guest for FREE by using the discount code “Solar1” when you register here.

Solarize Brooklyn: How Did We Do?

SB-outreach-photoNovember 1 was the official deadline for Solarize Brooklyn:Kensington Windsor Terrace & Flatbush participants to sign contracts with the program’s solar providers for solar electric or solar hot water systems. For those of you who have not been following Solarize Brooklyn, you can look back at some of our past posts.

So how did we do?

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Solar One Awarded $2 Million EDGE Contract


newNYSERDAlogoSolar One was awarded a $2 million contract by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to serve as its Downstate New York (New York City, Westchester and Long Island) representative for a new NYSERDA program called Economic Development Growth Extension (EDGE).

Acronyms aside, this is an extraordinary opportunity for Solar One to do the work it does best – promote energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental stewardship through education and outreach.

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RECAP: “Solar State of Play” Panel Covers Climate on Solar Policy, Financing, Technology and Market Adoption


Two Thursdays ago, solar specialists and enthusiasts crowded the WNYC Jerome L. Greene Performance Space for the Clean Energy Connections, Solar State of Play forum. This was the 14th installment of the Clean Energy Connections partnership between Solar One and NYC ACRE, to discuss clean energy topics before live and streaming web audiences. Greentech Media joined us again as our primary press sponsor and Managing Editor of the publication’s “Breaking Energy” platform, Conway Irwin, served as the moderator for the evening’s panel discussion.

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Solarize Brooklyn Education Sessions Draw Crowds- More than 100 Sign Up for Solar Assessments!

June17_questionsSolar One and its Solarize Brooklyn partners hosted two more successful community education sessions on June 15 at the Windsor Terrace Y and June 17 at the Park Slope Library. On Monday, more than 60 people, including city councilmember Brad Lander, packed the Park Slope Library to heard about the community program, learn about solar power, and ask questions of the two selected solar installers who are providing discount pricing for the program.

We will be holding one last education session on June 26th from 6pm to 7:30pm at the Flatbush Y at 1401 Flatbush Avenue. The deadline to sign up for a free solar assessment (and be eligible for discount pricing is June 30th.

To learn more and sign up visit solarizebrooklyn.org.



Solarize Brooklyn: Special Pricing and Discounts; Community Education Sessions on June 1st and 4th


Three organizations are banding together to make installing solar easier and more cost-effective for homeowners and coops/condos. Solarize Brooklyn is a campaign organized by two local volunteer groups, Sustainable Flatbush and Sustainable Kensington Windsor Terrace, with Solar One serving as an advisor.

The group has organized community education sessions and has selected two expert solar installers who are offering special pricing and group discounts for participants. Sign up for the program lasts until June 30, and education sessions are scheduled for June 1 and June 4.

Learn more and sign up for an education session at solarizebrooklyn.org!


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