Clean & Renewable Energy

The DEM Clean Energy Resources team is responsible for the advancement of renewable and alternative energy technologies to supply clean and reliable energy for New York City government operations. As part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s One City Built to Last plan, the City of New York is committed to reducing citywide greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent of 2005 levels by 2050. The City will install 100 MW of solar capacity installed on City-owned buildings by 2025, and is moving towards a 100% renewable power supply for government operations.

To date, the City has installed more than 8 MW of solar on City-owned buildings. In addition, DEM will enter into a large-scale Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to bring more solar to government buildings across the City. These, along with identifying new and innovative solar projects, will grow the City’s total installed solar capacity to 25 MW by 2019, which will continue to further reducing the City’s GHG emissions.


Solar100 Report

Solar100: New York City's Municipal Solar Strategy

Current Solar Project Facts
Total Completed Projects 53
Total Capacity 8.88 MW
Annual Production 10,428,688 kWh
Annual Energy Savings $1,798,220
Annual CO2 Savings 3,194 Metric Tons
Annual GHG Equivalence* 675 Cars Taken Off the Road
*Estimated using EPA Greenhouse
Gas Equivalencies Calculator

Current Solar Installation Map