Solarize Syracuse a Shining Success!

We're Going SolarSolarize Syracuse is a grassroots community solar initiative for the City of Syracuse and the Towns of DeWitt, Manlius and Onondaga (and villages within).

Through popular education and by combining the purchasing power of our community to save money and the planet, we successfully doubled the number of residential solar installations in our project area.

Solarize Syracuse held its first workshop on July 31 and its last workshop on September 13. Our enrollment deadline was September 31. Our contract signing deadline was October 31.

Chart showing increase in solar over time with big increase this year due to Solarize Syracuse


150 people attended our Solar Open House to at the home of Pete Wirth.

150 people attended our Solar Open House to at the home of Pete Wirth.

• Over 600 people attended our nine workshops and our solar open house.

• Over 500 property owners signed up at workshops and on the web for free site assessments to get a solar quote.

• To date, 77 property owners have signed contracts to make the switch to solar energy (75 residential, 2 commercial properties), amounting to approximately 500 kilowatts of clean renewable energy.



Site assessments (green) and signed contracts (orange). Click map to enlarge.


Solarize Syracuse is grassroots renewable energy in action. We are modeled on other successful Solarize projects throughout New York and the United States. Find out more about Solarize Syracuse and the Solarize Movement.

Solarize Syracuse is organized by Alliance for a Green Economy, CNY Regional Planning and Development Board, Frack Action, Greening USA, New York Interfaith Power and Light, Peace Action CNY, and Syracuse Peace Council.  

We are grateful to our co-sponsors: Alchemical Nursery, EnergyWright, Partnership for Onondaga Creek, Syracuse Community Choir, and People for Animal Rights.