The PV Trainers Network (PVTN) concluded its activities in Dec 2017 and is no longer providing trainings or technical assistance to local governments on solar PV. Local governments and other stakeholders should contact NYSERDA‚Äôs NY-Sun Program at with any training, technical assistance requests or general inquiries. The NY-Sun Program will continue to help local governments develop solar in their communities. For more information visit:

Municipal Solar Procurement

Many local governments in New York have taken steps to develop municipally-owned solar projects. To assist these governments, PVTN has developed this municipal solar procurement toolkit. The first document below provides step-by-step guidance to municipalities interested in procuring solar, and is supplemented by a sample Request for Proposals and sample Power Purchase Agreement (both of which are provided in Word format to allow for modification) and an Excel-based bid evaluation tool.