Solar, made for the urban environment.
Brooklyn SolarWorks has applied creative design and installation approaches that match the diversity of the local building stock, while meeting the specific needs of clients.
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Solar, made for Challenging Roofs.
Have you been told by other contractors that your roof is too flat, small, or crowded for solar? If so, we can take it from here. Brooklyn SolarWorks specializes in overcoming common obstacles through creative design and installation. Turning ‘nos’ into ‘yeses’ is the core of what we do.Explore
Solar, made for Landmarked Homes.
Having a landmarked home doesn’t mean you can’t go solar, but it does mean that your system can’t be visible from the street. Brooklyn SolarWorks has honed unique design methods that keep solar out of site and in compliance with city regulations. In fact, nearly half of our clients live in historic districts or in landmarked homes.Explore
Solar, made for Living Space.
Living space is a cherished asset in NYC and a growing number of homeowners are discovering that rooftops are a great place to find more of it. If you are considering a deck or green roof but are wondering how solar can also fit into your plans, our award-winning Brooklyn Solar Canopy both creates space for the amenity of your choice, while also enhancing it with shade and rain protection.Explore
Solar, made for Low Energy Demand Homes.
Brooklynites use less energy than most. That means that for many local homeowners a modest amount of solar will go a long way towards meeting their needs. While most contractors avoid small projects we have made them a cornerstone of our business.Explore
Solar, made for Co-Ops and Condos.
Most NYC homeowners live in multi-family co-ops and condos. Whether for shared common area demand or for individual unit savings, we can provide you and your board with solar options that match your building’s specific goals and priorities.Explore
Solar, made for Small Businesses.
Runaway ConEd bills can be an outsize factor for any NYC small business’s bottom line. Solar can both lower energy costs and make them more predictable, while communicating a sustainably-minded commitment to an increasingly climate conscious public.Explore
Solar installations in NYC are heavily incentivized, and project cost can be reduced by over 60%. The upfront cost for going solar in NYC typically starts around $30,000. Once you’ve claimed your incentives, net project cost is far less, and lifetime savings amount to well over $30,000. The payback period for a typical solar install in NYC is 6-8 years, and annual savings range from $1,500-$2,000 or more.
According to an April 2019 study by Zillow.com, Brooklyn homes with solar systems have a 4.1% higher resale value than comparable homes without solar. This translates into an additional $9,274 for the median valued home nationally. The study found that the solar boost was higher in the New York metro area than the national average, topping out at 5.4% – with the NYC solar premium being 1.8% more than it is statewide. That’s an extra $23,989 in value for solar home owners in the five boroughs.
For an average system, expected annual utility savings hover around $1,000-$1,500. Owning a system for 25 years yields savings upwards of $30,000.Since most solar systems produce excess energy which is returned back to the grid, Con Edison compensates for this excess energy through a process called Net Metering. With this system, you’re credited at the current retail rate for kilowatt hours sent to the grid by your solar system. Net Metering will only be available for projects interconnected before January 1, 2022. Projects that qualify will continue to receive it for twenty years post interconnection.
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“You’re nowhere better off doing solar than in New York City, and Brooklyn SolarWorks makes it easy to do.”
“Someone told us you couldn’t put solar on flat roofs. Obviously that turned out not to be true!”
Deborah, Lefferts Gardens
“I love that my electricity bills are so low and that I’m generating more electricity than I’m using.”
Founded in 2015 Brooklyn SolarWorks is the borough’s leading residential solar system design and installation provider with 1,000+ systems completed. Our continued success owes to our skilled and energetic team; a locally tailored approach to design and construction; an unparalleled mastery of city codes and regulations; and our hyper-local focus on the unique needs and expectations of the New York homeowner.
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