Mission Statement

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. We facilitate learning that changes the way people think about energy, sustainability, and resilience by engaging diverse program participants. Our programs help individuals and communities explore new ways of living and working that are more adaptive to a climate-change impacted world. The official IRS 501c3 designation is CEC Stuyvesant Cove, Inc. 

Funders & Partners

Solar One’s work is made possible through the shared commitment of many individual donors, private foundations, and corporate and governmental funding partners.


  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Dormitory Authority of the State of New York
  • Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery – NY Rising
  • Manhattan Borough President’s Office – Hon. Gale Brewer
  • NYC Council – Speaker Corey Johnson
  • NYC Council – Hon. Keith Powers
  • NYC Council Greener NYC Initiative
  • NYC Department of Education
  • NYC Economic Development Corporation
  • NYS Assemblyman – Hon. Harvey Epstein
  • NY Power Authority
  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority


  • 11th Hour Project of the Schmidt Family Foundation
  • Citi Foundation
  • Dr. Robert C. & Tina Sohn Foundation
  • FJC – A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds
  • Green City Challenge
  • Honda USA Foundation
  • Lily Auchincloss Foundation
  • LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust
  • Marietta & Andrew Romay Foundation Inc., Evi Blaikie and Peter Frey
  • MUFG Union Bank Foundation
  • National Grid Foundation
  • New York Community Trust
  • NYC Green Relief and Recovery Fund
  • The Pinkerton Foundation
  • Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh
  • PSEG Foundation
  • Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation
  • The City Gardens Club of NYC
  • The JPB Foundation Victoria Foundation
  • Viragh Family Foundation


  • Best Energy Power
  • Bright Power
  • Brooklyn Solar Canopy
  • Brooklyn Solar Works
  • Consolidated Edison
  • Constellation Energy
  • PKF O’Connor Davies LLP
  • Terrapin Bright Green


  • Kara Allen
  • Adrian Banner
  • Geoffrey and Barbara Berresford
  • Katherine L. Boden
  • Bill Browning
  • Wendy Byrne
  • Christopher Carolan
  • Joanne Hubbard Cossa
  • Jane Crotty
  • Willard B. Taylor & Virginia Davies
  • Donna DeCostanzo
  • Lorrie Dirkse
  • Brian Fielding
  • Joy Garland
  • Julie Gallanty
  • Roz Gibbons
  • Patricia and Stanley Grayson
  • Michael Greenberg
  • Sharon Griffith
  • Helen Hooke
  • Christie Jones
  • Ellen Witzling Roff
  • Terry Hueneke & Michael Ross
  • Elisha Schecter
  • Marylea O’Reilly Schmidt
  • Todd Sears
  • Martha Sickles
  • Eric Siegel
  • Esther Siskind
  • Stuyvesant Cove Stewards
  • Thor and Melissa Thors
  • Sara Queen
  • Irene Van Slyke
  • Carol and Mark Willis

A special thank you goes out to all who contributed to our GoatFundMe in 2020


  • British International School of NY
  • Building Works/NYC District Council of Carpenters
  • Erie 1 Boces
  • Fortune Society
  • Green City Force
  • GRID Alternatives
  • Horace Mann School
  • Jewish Latin Center
  • LaGuardia Community College
  • Loving Day
  • New York Cares
  • New York Sun Works, Inc.
  • NRDC \ Donna de Costanzo
  • Poly Prep Country Day School
  • PS 21
  • STRIVE NY/East Harlem Employment Service
  • Stuyvesant Cove Park Assn.
  • Texas Exes – NY Chapter, Inc.
  • Volunteers of America

Major Partners

Solar One collaborates with dozens of partners, including community organizations, education institutions, workforce organizations, sustainability groups, city officials, community boards, artists, clean technology professionals, and many more.

  • 2030 District NYC
  • Alliance for Climate Education
  • Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development
  • Bluestone Organization
  • Building Works
  • Brooklyn Borough President – Renewable Energy and Sustainability Taskforce
  • Brooklyn Community Board 6
  • Brooklyn Movement Center
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • Brooklyn Workforce Innovations
  • Community League of the Heights
  • Co-op Power
  • Cooper Square Committee
  • Fifth Avenue Committee
  • The Fortune Society
  • Gilbane Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Good Old Lower East Side
  • Green City Force
  • Habitat for Humanity NYC
  • Housing Works
  • Joint Ownership Entity NYC
  • LaGuardia Community College
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation NYC
  • Lott CDC
  • Math for America
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Nazareth Housing
  • New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services
  • New York City Department of Education
  • Brooklyn North STEAM Collaborative
  • Office of Community Schools
  • Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Learning, English Language Learners
  • Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Learning, STEM
  • Office of Post Secondary Readiness
  • Office of Sustainability
  • New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development
  • New York City Economic Development Corp.
  • New York City Energy Efficiency Corp.
  • New York City Environmental Justice Alliance
  • New York City Mayor’s Office Center for Youth Employment
  • New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
  • New York Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery
  • New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
  • New York Power Authority
  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
  • New York Sunworks
  • Partnership for Afterschool Education
  • The POINT Community Development Corporation
  • Queens Public Library
  • StuyTown Property Services
  • Sustainable CUNY
  • Urban Homesteading Assistance Board
  • WEACT for Environmental Justice
  • WNET- New York Public Media

Publications and Media

Program Overviews

Please enjoy and download fact sheets about Solar One’s programs.

Program Reports

Please enjoy and download program reports which capture highlights of Solar One’s work across our years of service to NYC’s communities.


Solar One shares our latest 990 financial filings.

Press Releases

For media inquiries:
Alonza Robertson, Communications Manager