Welcome to Solar One

Solar One is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to design and deliver innovative education, training, and technical assistance that fosters sustainability and resiliency in diverse urban environments.


Solar One fosters sustainable practices and environmental equity across New York City through innovative programs in K-12 environmental education, green workforce training, solar installation technical assistance, and eco-park stewardship. By catalyzing new ways of living and working that respond to a world affected by climate change, Solar One is transforming the way people think about energy, the urban environment, and resilience. Solar One strives to bring those most affected by environmental injustice to the forefront of developing and benefitting from the clean energy economy.

Green Design Lab

Solar One is recognized as a leader in environmental STEM education in NYC. For over 13 years, Solar One’s K-12 education program has reached nearly 40,000 students, in all five boroughs of NYC and Newark, NJ. Learn more about our programs for teachers, students and career-readiness learning tracks.

Green Workforce

Solar One provides a skills development curriculum in basic construction, electrical, solar panel installation, and maintenance of high efficiency heating and cooling systems. Learn more about how we are accelerating access to clean energy jobs and the green economy.

Here Comes Solar

Through solar expertise, a successful technical assistance model, and strong partnerships, Solar One is making the benefits of solar energy systems accessible in NYC’s historically underserved communities. Learn more about the impact of the program and how you can participate.

Stuy Cove Park

Stuy Cove Park serves the Lower Manhattan community and beyond as a resilient green space. Solar One manages this city-owned property in partnership with the NYC Economic Development Corporation. Learn more about the park’s history, current status and future plans.

Clean Energy Communities

Solar One provides direct technical support to encourage leadership among NYC residents and building owners in clean energy adoption and reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more about incentives with Community Solar, Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response.

Solar One Environmental Education Center

The Solar One Environmental Education Center will be a model of resiliency for hurricanes, storm surges, and other potential emergency conditions. The Center will be an education destination for thousands of NYC public school children who participate in our Green Design Lab programs each year.

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