Collaborative Solar Procurement

CEG SolarGEN is a collaborative solar procurement initiative. Such collaborative solar procurement is an established practice that has proven to diffuse not only barriers for participating organizations but also for developers. Campaigns actively engage their targeted community providing solar education and geographically localization of participating organizations. These efforts assist in lowering costs for campaign participants.


Who CEG SolarGEN Benefits:

Manufacturers and commercial enterprises interested in installing PV arrays with an installed solar power generation capacity of 25kW and greater

Why Sign up for CEG SolarGEN?

Save time and save money by accessing CEG’s vetted solar developers at a discounted price.

CEG SolarGEN has selected five solar developers based on their certifications, experience, equipment and pricing following a competitive request for qualifications (RFQ) process. Developers will provide individual BIDS for your facilities using the campaigns established criteria and baseline price!

CEG SolarGEN streamlines the solar process

The CEG SolarGEN Campaign seeks to streamline the solar process in the Capital Region for Solar Developers and customers. Our goal is to have an additional 5 – 10 megawatts of solar photovoltaic arrays built as a result of the SolarGEN Campaign.

Benefits to you:

Pre-qualified developers Free site specific BIDs by multiple developers Expert advice and information Special group discount



The SolarGEN Campaign released their competitive RFQ to the hundreds of certified solar installers participating in New York’s solar market and received proposals from many of the top New York based developers. The RFQ had strict criteria that established best practices in implementation and equipment and secured a discounted baseline price.

The evaluation team consisted of CEG, NYSERDA, the PV Trainers Network and Energize NY.

The selected developers:


Apex Solar Power is a leading solar installation company, offering the most comprehensive array of renewable solar solutions in the North East.  Apex carries all certifications and licenses required to develop solar projects from start to finish without subcontractors, and hold the distinction of being the only NABCEP Accredited solar installer in New York State.  With experience ranging from 1KW off-grid power centers to 700KW municipal installations, they are a leader who installed the first remote-net-metered system in New York State, and an innovator that installed 88 individual arrays on 44 buildings in just 3 days.  Apex Solar Power designs and installs systems that meet the needs and match the goals of their customers, and best utilize the resources available. 


Based in New York City, EnterSolar is a leading provider of solar photovoltaic solutions to the commercial marketplace. Unique in its combination of business operations and solar expertise, the Company works with commercial enterprises to deliver optimal solar energy alternatives with compelling, long-term ROI. Expert in the dynamic legislative environment, EnterSolar provides clients with real-time guidance in order to best leverage financial incentives at the regional and state levels.  In 2017, Solar Power World ranked EnterSolar the leading (#1) solar developer in New York State and in the top 10 nationally.  For more information, visit

Monolith Solar

Monolith Solar is ranked the #1 Solar Company in the Capital District by the Albany Business Review. We specialize in commercial and residential sales, pre-paid PPA’s, community solar, and roof top leasing. We own and operate approximately 300 acres of ground mount solar installations. We have powered the City of Albany, County of Schenectady, Russell Sage and Union College, dozens of school systems, earned the trust of regional businesses like Regeneron, Harley Davidson, Key Bank and more than 600 others. Our mission is to provide investment grade components, unparalleled service, for a best in class customer experience. Monolith understands how best to structure a solution based return on your investment. Above all else, our aim is to ensure your complete satisfaction with your solar installation. For more information, visit

Montante Solar

Montante Solar is a full-service installer of commercial solar energy systems. Our team of experts is experienced in both solar installation and commercial real estate development, which enables us to provide our clients with a wide range of solar energy services including construction, solar panel installation, maintenance, financing, and consulting. Our talented professionals work closely with our clients to develop solar energy systems that are optimized for each client’s unique facilities and budget requirements.

Solar Liberty

Founded in New York in 2003, Solar Liberty has installed over 2,300 solar arrays across the Empire State. Whether it’s a 10-kilowatt rooftop system or a 10-megawatt utility-scale ground mount installation, Solar Liberty provides an unparalleled understanding of how to develop any type of commercial solar project in New York State. We have installed over 90 solar systems for NYS municipalities, 100 for NYS schools and universities, and hundreds of commercial entities, including the systems at SUNY Albany and the Capital District Transportation Authority. Solar Liberty is the proud recipient of the “Outstanding Achievement Award” by both NYSERDA and the Department of Energy.

Our educational sales approach provides our customers a seamless and straightforward experience while going solar. Solar Liberty is responsible for all aspects of the installation (i.e. design, incentives, permitting, construction, and maintenance) and will be held accountable for the successful completion of each element of the project’s development. All of our systems are custom engineered utilizing Tier 1 equipment. Solar Liberty works with customers to bridge any financial needs to ensure a long-term solution and savings.

Ready to get BIDS?

Start the process and fill out the CEG SolarGEN Solar Profile to see if your site is feasible:



This project is partially supported from New York State’s Division of Science, Technology, and Innovation (NYSTAR) through the Manufacturing Extension Partnership and through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) PON 3011. The support was awarded to assist participating organizations to combine efforts to reduce transaction costs and, ultimately, installed costs for solar projects.


The Center for Economic Growth (“CEG”), a not for profit and the NYSTAR designated Capital Region Manufacturing Extension Partner (“MEP”), was established in 1987. In our capacity as the MEP center we work with small to medium sized manufacturing companies to help them realize new revenues and increase profitability through assisting them in increasing sales, improving productivity and operations, launching new products, etc.

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Peter Lion: Program Manager, Energy & Sustainability, 518.465.8975 x 234


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