Solar Tax Credits & Grants

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect our environment and create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York since 1975.

Federal tax credit – 30%

New York State tax credit 25% (maxes out at $5,000)

New York State also offers another incentive; the Affordable Solar Incentive that will take up to an additional $3,000 off the gross price of your job. Find your county here to see if your income falls within the guidelines. Children count as a number in the house hold.  http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/affordable-solar-income-guidelines

Commercial Not-For-Profit – $1.75 per watt up to a maximum of 25 kW per site/meter, and not to exceed 50% of the total installed system costs.

The cash incentives are available for qualified systems and customers, through applications submitted to the Program by an “Eligible Installer.” Eligible Installers are those who have demonstrated technical competence in the PV field and who have signed written agreements with NYSERDA to abide by certain Program terms and conditions.

  • Check out the live time incentive structure to find out what the most up to date incentive per watt is for your system.” http://ny-sun.ny.gov/For-Installers/Megawatt-Block-Incentive-Dashboard
  • The cash incentives are paid directly to the Eligible Installer, but must be passed on in full to the customers.

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