NYC Homeowner’s Guide to Flat Roof Solar

Jun 24, 2022

In 2015, Brooklyn SolarWorks landed in Gowanus with a mission to bring affordable flat roof solar to local homeowners. We’ve overcome barriers to develop industry-leading approaches to permitting, design, and…

Why is my Con Edison bill so high?

May 19, 2022

New York City is notorious for being expensive, and electricity costs are no different. But if your utility bills from Con Edison have been higher than usual, you’re not alone….

What is the NYC Climate Mobilization Act?

May 3, 2022

We’re proud to service New York City for a number of reasons. But, one of the things we love most about NYC is its commitment to sustainability and doing its…

Post Solar Panel Installation in NYC

Apr 1, 2022

Not only does going solar benefit the planet, it benefits your wallet too. It will drastically reduce your electric bill, and you can take advantage of some of the best…

Why is solar energy important in NYC?

Mar 30, 2022

Solar energy is important in facilitating a clean energy future, which is imperative in the fight against climate change. But the use of solar energy has benefits that extend beyond…

NYC Solar Energy Advantages and Disadvantages

Mar 17, 2022

Solar energy provides a lot of benefits to New Yorkers – environmental, financial, and otherwise. But like any kind of investment, there are both pros and cons of solar energy….

Your Guide to Net Metering in New York

Feb 18, 2022

Net metering in New York is one of the best financial benefits of switching to solar energy. This program allows you to utilize the excess energy your solar panels produce…

NYC Local Law 92 & 94: What to Know

Feb 14, 2022

New York City’s Local Laws 92 and 94 were passed by the City Council in 2019 as part of the Climate Mobilization Act (CMA). The CMA, otherwise known as NYC’s…

4 NY Solar Incentives for Homeowners

Jan 26, 2022

NY solar incentives and surging electricity rates make New York City one of the best solar markets in the country. Something we love about our work is informing homeowners about…

How does the federal solar tax credit work?

Jan 21, 2022

With tax season fast approaching, you may be thinking about what tax incentives are available for residential solar. One of the best tax credits to take advantage of right now…

NYC Flat Roof Solar: Ask 6 Questions

Jan 18, 2022

Can you install solar panels on a flat roofed home in New York City? The short answer is: absolutely! For a long time, local solar contractors avoided installing solar panels…

Solar Supply Chain: What You Need to Know

Dec 3, 2021

Solar is a necessity. It is imperative that we shift our energy needs away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy. This shift needs to happen at an industrial scale,…

NY Needs to Act on its Climate Goals

Nov 19, 2021

Just last month, Governor Hochul committed to increasing New York’s minimum distributed solar energy goal to 10 gigawatts by 2030. New Yorkers elected leaders who passed the Climate Leadership and…

How Does a NYC Solar Installation Work?

Nov 15, 2021

Ever wonder what it’s like to install solar on a flat roof? This video will explain our process for carrying out NYC solar installations, as well as solar system monitoring…

In the Community: CHiPS

Nov 1, 2021

Brooklyn SolarWorks was founded in 2015 with the goal to make solar appealing and accessible for Brooklyn homeowners. But we understand that homeowners aren’t the only Brooklynites who want to…

A Tax on New York Solar is Coming

Oct 25, 2021

Starting next year, Con Edison will be charging new solar customers a Customer Benefit Contribution (CBC) charge. This new charge is effectively a solar tax in New York City. While…

NYC’s Top Solar Myths Debunked

Oct 6, 2021

If you’re considering solar, you’ve most likely heard that going solar in NYC is too expensive. Perhaps you’ve heard solar panels won’t hold up during hurricanes or that they make…

Climate Change in NYC and Clean Energy

Sep 29, 2021

For us New Yorkers, this year’s hurricane season has been an unfortunate wake up call. It’s no secret that the effects of climate change are here in NYC. Our city…

1,000th Rooftop Solar Installation

Sep 1, 2021

Company launched in 2015 also expands solar rooftop footprint beyond Brooklyn into Manhattan and Queens with 80+ installs. It is extremely fulfilling to know that we’ve installed 1000 solar systems…

COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocol

Aug 10, 2021

In light of rising COVID cases in NYC due to the Delta variant, we want to take the time to relay our updated health & safety protocol. We have always…

In the Community: Tiny House Project

May 26, 2021

At our core, Brooklyn SolarWorks is dedicated to furthering clean energy solutions for New Yorkers. We strive to make sure that solar and other sustainable alternatives are accessible to the…

Does Tesla Install Solar Roofs in NYC?

Mar 31, 2021

Does Tesla customize their solar solution for each home? The answer is no. The company uses a standardized approach to Tesla solar roof sales, offering four system capacity options. This…

BSW Joins Clean Energy for Biden

Oct 5, 2020

For the former Vice President, global warming is an era-defining challenge, and combating it is an economic opportunity. Presidential candidate Joe Biden knows there is no greater challenge facing our…

NYC Solar Battery Storage & Net Metering

Jul 21, 2020

We’ll dive into the current status of net metering in New York City as well as the benefits of solar battery storage. What is net metering? When the sun is…

COVID-19 Operations Policy

May 18, 2020

We have always prioritized the safety of our customers, and in these uncertain times, it’s no different. That’s why we are practicing and enforcing best practices for social distancing and self-isolation…

NY State Historic Tax Credit is Disappearing

Mar 4, 2020

Find out which Brooklyn neighborhoods will be affected. NYC is one of the most incentivized areas of the county for solar. Unfortunately some of these solar tax incentives are diminishing…

Spreading Solar Lights to Communities

Nov 19, 2019

The best part of Thanksgiving is reflecting on what and who we’re grateful for. This year, Brooklyn SolarWorks pondered the luxury of light. We’re so proud of the fact that…

Zillow: Solar Increases Home Value

Jul 29, 2019

Zillow.com compares prices of thousands of solar and non-solar homes. NYC has highest premium among cities. According to an April 2019 study by Zillow.com, Brooklyn homes with solar systems have…

Obtain Electrical Self Reliance in NYC

Jul 24, 2019

Extreme heat catalyzed the collapse of several power lines this past weekend. The outages were accompanied by fires and floods across America. As these forces worked in tandem, several electrical…

State of Solar on Swiss Public Radio

Jul 19, 2019

On Friday Brooklyn SolarWorks hosted Swiss Public Radio correspondent Isabelle Jacobi at our HQ in Gowanus to discuss the state of solar. Following a short tour through our office and…

Sustainably-Minded Brooklyn Businesses

Jul 18, 2019

Habana Outpost We adore Habana Outpost for their phenomenal Mexican and Cuban food. Their outdoor eating area is always super high energy and fun, and their menu features all kinds…

BSW Featured in NYT Article

Jul 9, 2019

Brooklyn SolarWorks was prominently featured in a new article on solar adoption in the New York Times’ Real Estate section on Monday, July 8. Written by staff writer C.J. Hughes,…

Welcome to Our New Website!

Jun 29, 2019

Welcome to our new website! Since first opening our doors in 2015 we have completed over 600 solar projects in Brooklyn and have had thousands of conversations with local homeowners….