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Empower Energies to Host Webinar about the NY-Sun Program for Solar Projects

July 5, 2022

Through an announcement from Governor Kathy Hochul, the NYSERDA NY-Sun program recently received an additional $1.47 billion of extended funding and 4 GW of capacity for commercial and industrial projects. This comes at the perfect time. With the new SEC guidelines on the horizon, the infusion of new program funding creates an unprecedented opportunity for C&I business owners who are looking to make the transition to solar and achieve their ESG goals.

On July 13 at 12:00 p.m., Empower Energies will host a webinar called Follow the NY-Sun: Learn About the NY-Sun Program for Solar Projects that aims to demystify the program and help C&I building owners in New York explore how they can take advantage of this opportunity.


Content Sneak-peek

The NY-Sun program’s funding capacity is allocated via a blocking system. As demand increases and the blocks fill up, more blocks are added to accommodate demand. However, the funding will eventually run out, and competition for funding is high. Just today, for example, NYSERDA added a new Block 20 at the incentive level of $0.12 per Watt with 350 MW of capacity. C&I building owners are faced with a conundrum: how can you design and develop a project quickly so that you can take advantage of the funding before it runs out?

This webinar will provide:

  • A background of the NY-Sun program
  • A project simulation to show the impact of the program when combined with other available incentives
  • How to take advantage of the incentives available

The Speakers

The webinar will be hosted by two Empower Energies business development team members:

Jay Richardson – Director of Business Development

Jay Richardson is Director of Business Development at Empower Energies. Jay has over 15 years experience as a solar entrepreneur and principal in Solar PV + Thermal EPC firms, having co-founded Hannah Solar and Hannah Government Services, and operating prior to Empower at Southern View Energy, Sol Power Energy. His public speaking experiences include NYSERDA’s NY-Sun Programs, US Dept Treasury ITC and Safe Harbor, USDA Rural Energy for America Programs, and as a radio personality / disc jockey. Jay received his BA from North Carolina State University in International Marketing and Japanese, attended Hiroshima Shudo University, Harvard and Stanford for Japanese language studies then worked for Global 2000 companies in Japan, Australia, NZ, Canada, Switzerland and 8 business subsidiaries throughout Asia.

Jason Williams – Business Development Manager

Jason Williams is Business Development Manager at Empower Energies. He came to the team with over 12 years of professional sales experience and almost a decade of experience in energy efficiency/solar project sales and deployment. Jason received his BA from Hampshire College and has worked with a variety of energy efficiency technologies. He resides in Baltimore, Maryland and in his free time is an avid hiker and painter, and coaches his daughter’s soccer team.

Why you should sign up

The NY-Sun program is a landmark program that will provide a template for other states looking to adopt similar solar incentive programs. Whether you are located in New York or not, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about how these incentives work, and how you can work with a solar developer to get started.

All attendees will receive access to the webinar recording when they register, and the final recording will be hosted on our website here.