SOLAR 101 FOR NEW YORK SCHOOLS
Clean energy, a chance to learn about turning sunlight into electricity and cost savings. Schools all over the state are part of the K-Solar Program.
Teacher in front of solar panels
The K-Solar Program through NYSERDA empowers schools to procure affordable solar energy without impacting school district budgets. Governor Cuomo initiated this joint program of NYPA, NYSERDA, the Governor’s Energy Office, and the NYS Education Department, and it has become a national model for school solarization.
This historic energy program—the largest multi-agency solar buying consortium project in the United States—inspires the next generation of energy leaders and helps schools statewide to save money and lower their carbon footprints. School districts in 59 of New York State’s 62 counties—more than ⅓ of the schools in the state—have joined the program.
SERVICES FOR SCHOOLS
  • Services are provided at no cost to your district.
  • We collaborate with school staff to determine if facilities are suitable for solar.
  • We estimate costs, capacity, and savings.
  • We assist in developing a cost-effective arrangement with the solar installation and operation vendors selected for this program.
  • We offer teacher workshops and solar-related STEM curricula (in science, technology, engineering and math) for the school districts
Solar Liberty is an authorized K-Solar partner and worked with dozens of schools in New York State to take advantage of the K-Solar initiative.
Children at UB solar array