Solar energy is by far the most popular form of energy generation we have today and has been held by many as the energy resource of choice for the 21st century. It is a clean, nonpolluting, renewable energy that is affordable. In New York City the peak summer loads that stress the grid occur during the daytime. This is when the sun is shining and providing loads of energy, which we can harvested. Photovoltaic energy is the best available option for decreasing the load on the utility company. This could eliminate the need to build another power plant to service the area. Recent technological developments and government support have made solar energy affordable to many homeowners and businesses. Go to www.powernaturally.org to find out more about cash incentives to reduce your actual cost by as much as 50%. The two most common forms of solar energy technologies in use in New York City are solar electric systems and solar thermal.