Brooklyn Community Board 6 has launched Solarize Brooklyn CB6, a limited-time group-purchasing program for homes and businesses. The program is led by Sustainable CUNY, the NY Solar Partnership and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. The program is supported by the Department of Energy and the NY-Sun Initiative.
Historically, a Solarize campaign lowers the cost of going solar by 10 to 20 percent. Solarize Brooklyn CB6 is available for residents and businesses in the neighborhoods of Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Columbia Street District, Gowanus, Park Slope and Red Hook.
Solarize Brooklyn CB6 has selected Quixotic Systems and EcoMen Solar as the designated solar installers for the program. Residents and businesses who sign up for solar installations by September 30, 2015, will be able to take advantage of group rates below market prices. The more customers who sign up, the lower the price will be for everyone.
The program aims to increase New Yorkers’ access to solar power through lower prices and a simplified process. The city of New York has a goal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050, over 2005 levels. Solarize Brooklyn CB6 will also support the goal of increasing citywide solar capacity by 250 MW by 2025.