The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announces RFP 622-01, New York Solar Schools: PV Demonstration and Teaching Initiative.

NYSERDA is currently accepting proposals and will award a contract for the design and implementation of an initiative for photovoltaic (PV) education, outreach, and demonstration in New York State schools. NYSERDA has a total of $1,750,000 available under this RFP and plans to award one cost-shared contract. (NYSERDA is not accepting applications from school for demonstrations. Schools will be selected later, anticipated to be Summer 2002.)

To participate, request the RFP 622-01 instructions from Karen Whalen by phone at 518-862-1090 ext. 3268, by fax at 518-862-1091, by e-mail at, or by mail at RFP 622-01, NYSERDA, Corporate Plaza West, 286 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203-6399. The RFP form can also be downloaded at Proposals are due no later than 3pm EDT, Wednesday, January 16, 2002.

Technical questions should be directed to Judy Jarnefeld by calling 518-862-1090 ext. 3293 or by e-mailing Contractual questions should be directed to Jane Powers by calling 518-862-1090 ext. 3342 or by e-mailing

Proposers are encouraged to download and read, a sample New York Energy $mart agreement. NYSERDA, as administrator of the New York Energy $mart program, has designed this program to raise awareness, educate schoolchildren, and increase the adoption of PV technologies in New York State.