Second Round of PV Proposals Approaches

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), under its New York Energy $martpublic benefit program, will provide partial funding for projects to install, demonstrate, and operate photovoltaic (PV) systems on buildings in New York State. The second round of funding proposal due dates are coming up.

Albany, New York – September 29, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] This program has two due dates (or rounds) with at least US$1.5 million of funding anticipated for Round 1 proposals and approximately $1.5 million anticipated for Round 2 proposals. Maximum NYSERDA funding per proposal is $5.00 per installed watt direct current (dc) at standard test conditions or 70 percent of the net installed cost of the PV system, whichever is less. The maximum funding for each site is $500,000. Proposals may request funding for multiple sites; however, the maximum funding for any one proposal may not exceed $750,000. Proposals must have an aggregate capacity of at least 15kW dc. Additional rounds offunding are anticipated depending on availability of funds. In order to be eligible to participate in the program, the building must be (1) currently paying the System Benefits Charge (SBC) as a part of its electric service, or (2) a public building that demonstrates significant benefits and the potential for replication of the installation in the rest of New York State. Commercial, industrial, institutional, multi-family rental buildings and common areas of multi-family condominiums in New York State are eligible. Proposing teams may consist of commercial firms, government organizations, universities, or other organizations. Proposing teams should include members who have PV design and installation experience, as well as a representative from each site. PROPOSAL SUBMISSION Ten (10) copies of the proposal and Proposal Checklist for Round 1 were due on February 25, 2003, and ten (10) copies of the proposal and Proposal Checklist for Round 2 are due on October 28, 2003. Proposals must be clearly labeled and sent to: Karen Whalen, PON No. 691-02 NYS Energy Research and Development Authority 17 Columbia Circle Albany, New York, 12203-6399
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