Behind the Meter: The Challenges & Opportunities of Solar & Storage in NYC’s Multifamily Buildings

While there is growing adoption of solar and energy storage systems in the US as a whole, there are still significant and unique challenges that are preventing New York City from achieving widespread implementation. The city is held back by numerous regulations, metering arrangements, complex carbon accounting, and a litany of other design constraints. This session will explore the nuanced challenges of scaling solar and energy storage deployment in multifamily buildings in New York City, and it will focus on strategic opportunities for building owners, developers, manufacturers, and renewable energy advocates. This panel will bring together a wide range of experts who will speak to their direct experience in implementing solar and storage projects in NYC, including roadblocks and how these obstacles can be overcome.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)

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Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the solar and storage deployment challenges with technology, regulation, and financing
  • Explore tangible next steps needed to scale installations in NYC
  • Support creative solutions to overcome barriers to solar and storage adoption
  • Evaluate the feasibility of solar and storage projects

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