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Please join fellow citizens, the local solar workforce, public and private leaders, local organizations, and the NY Solar Jobs Coalition to discuss the benefits and opportunities of a thriving solar energy economy in New York State.

Come learn about solar jobs, going solar and the New York Solar Jobs Act – a key piece of legislation that  is sure to make New York a national solar leader!

L o n g I s l a n d – May 21st, 10:30am to 1:30pm at Molloy College, Suffolk Campus, 7180 Republic Airport Farmingdale, NY.

B u f f a l o – May 24th, 12:00pm to 3:00pm at Cornell’s Industrial and Labor Relations School, 237 Main St., Suite 1200 Buffalo, NY.

N e w Y o r k C i t y – June 7th, Keep an eye out for grassroots mobilizing in NYC on or around June 7th. The City University of New York’s Solar Summit on the 7th
will provide the backdrop for Coalition supporters to call for the immediate passage of the New York Solar Jobs Act. Coalition partners will also be in attendance at the Solar Summit to inform and educate about this important legislation.

A l b a n y – June 11th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Hosted by the NYS Apollo Alliance and the Workforce Development Institute at the Empire State Plaza, Concourse level, Meeting Room 7, Albany, NY.

N Y    S O L A R  J O B S  D A Y    P R O G R A M  ( A p p r o x 3 H r s )

W e l c o m e    a n d    I n t r o d u c t i o n s

S o l a r J o b s 1 0 1 ( 1 h o u r ): A presentation and Q&A with job training experts will cover the basics of building and joining a local solar workforce.

P r e s s C o n f e r e n c e ( 3 0 m i n ): The Solar Job Day activities will include a press conference featuring local leaders and other key participants to demonstrate the breadth of support for local solar job creation.

S o l a r P o w e r E d u c a t i o n & P o l i c y ( 1 h o u r ): Speakers will discuss the benefits of solar for homeowners and business owners, as well as highlight the general “truths” about solar energy and this thriving industry. The session will also feature information about the New York Solar Jobs Act, A.9149a (Englebright) and S.4178a (Maziarz). This important legislation would deploy 3,000 MW of solar throughout the state by 2021 and make New York a clear solar leader.

R e c e p t i o n ( 3 0 m i n )

S o l a r  J o b s  i n  t h e    C o m m u n i t y  &  D e m o s: Local solar companies will staff
booths to showcase their local business offerings, installations/products and demonstration of how solar works. Companies will also provide information on the financial and cost-savings aspects of going solar.

L o c a l    S o l a r    G r a s s r o o t s : New York Solar Jobs Coalition partners will be on hand to answer questions about the New York Solar Jobs Act. Participants will have the opportunity to take action in support of this legislation through postcards and petitions.


– Vote Solar Initiative
– Natural Resource Defense Council
– Pace Energy & Climate Center
– Alliance for Clean Energy New York
– Solar Energy Industries Association
– NY Solar Energy Industries Association
– Citizen’s Campaign for the Environment
– Workforce Development Institute
– Apollo Alliance
– New York League of Conservation Voters
– Renewable Energy Long Island
– Vision Long Island
– The Alliance for a Greater New York
– People United for Sustainable Housing
– Center for Working Families
– Sierra Club
– Long Island Solar Energy Industries
– Environment New York
– Environmental Advocates of New York


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