Are Solar Batteries Allowed in NYC?

May 13, 2024

Acquiring permits for solar battery storage installations in New York City homes is challenging due to local fire and building codes. These regulations often present obstacles that make it nearly…

Benefits of Solar Panels for Nonprofits in NYC

May 6, 2024

Clean energy holds immense importance for nonprofits in New York City. By embracing renewable energy solutions such as solar power, nonprofits can not only reduce their environmental footprint but also…

Cleaning up the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn

Apr 15, 2024

The Gowanus Canal, a waterway that goes through the heart of Brooklyn, is famous for its rich history and copious amounts of industrial pollution. However, recent efforts have been underway…

Using Solar Energy for Urban Gardening in NYC

Mar 28, 2024

With more than 550 community gardens spread across the five boroughs, urban gardening in New York City has seen a significant rise in popularity in recent years. One innovative approach…

Is my house a good fit for solar in NYC?

Mar 15, 2024

As New York City embraces sustainable energy solutions, many homeowners are wondering if their houses are a good fit for solar. With the growing interest in solar energy across NYC,…

Does Solar Increase My Home’s Value in NYC?

Feb 22, 2024

In New York City, where real estate values soar and sustainability is becoming increasingly important, the question of whether solar panels can boost your home’s value is a pertinent one….

Solar Power Benefits for NYC Businesses

Jan 26, 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of New York City, businesses are facing a unique set of challenges, and one prominent concern is the increasing energy costs. As the city strives for sustainability, complying…

“City of Yes” Ushers in a New Era of Hypergrowth for Solar

Dec 8, 2023

A $23 billion market opportunity incites increased NOI driving cap rates and real estate values in NYC Mayor Adams’ City of Yes zoning initiatives are modernizing New York City’s zoning regulations to move the city towards more equitable…

How to Get Started Composting in NYC

Oct 26, 2023

New York City has a food waste problem. But luckily, one of the best solutions is already within reach: composting! Composting is an easy, sustainable way to dispose of organic…

How to Reduce Food Waste at Home in NYC

Oct 11, 2023

Food waste has taken center stage in New York City’s sustainability efforts, and for good reason. Food makes up a major portion of NYC’s waste, contributing significantly to landfill emissions….

NYC Sustainability: How to Make an Impact

Sep 29, 2023

NYC is rapidly becoming one of the most sustainable cities in the United States. Multiple plans for tackling climate change are in the works as New Yorkers are realizing that…

Case Study: Solar Canopy on a Brooklyn Brownstone

Sep 5, 2023

With electricity rates on the rise, New York City residents are looking into greener alternatives to power their homes. A popular energy solution that New Yorkers have been switching to…

What to Know About NYC Local Law 97

Sep 1, 2023

If you’re the owner of a commercial property or co-op building in New York City, you may be subject to NYC Local Law 97. Passed in 2019, this law sets…

Why is my Con Edison bill so high?

Aug 31, 2023

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….

Climate Change in NYC and Clean Energy

Aug 25, 2023

For us New Yorkers, recent hurricane seasons and this year’s wildfires have been an unfortunate wake up call. It’s no secret that the effects of climate change are here in…

Can solar energy improve air quality in NYC?

Jun 16, 2023

With its bustling streets, dense population, and notoriously high traffic density, air quality in New York City has always been a topic for concern. Air quality here has been improving…

Case Study: Electrifying a Rowhouse in Brooklyn

Jun 14, 2023

The trend of home electrification has been on the rise in recent years, as homeowners aim to adopt more cost-effective and more environmentally friendly energy solutions. Given the fact that…

Guide to Electrifying Your Home in NYC

May 22, 2023

As the world becomes more conscious about climate change and carbon pollution, the demand for clean energy solutions has grown. Electrifying your home is one way to reduce your carbon…

Homeowner’s Guide to NYC Solar Incentives

May 5, 2023

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…

5 NYC Climate Resiliency Plans to Know About

Apr 14, 2023

Climate change is a pressing issue across the globe, and New York City is no exception. With its vast population and high vulnerability to natural disasters, NYC has been taking…

Do solar panels work at night?

Mar 13, 2023

Due to Con Edison’s price hikes in recent years, solar energy has become a popular and sustainable alternative to traditional sources of energy in New York City. Even with its…

Is net metering going away in New York?

Feb 2, 2023

Following major changes to California’s net metering program, you may be wondering if the current net metering system could be going away in New York too. At a time when…

Alternatives to Con Edison in NYC

Jan 26, 2023

If you’re a resident of New York City, you’re likely a customer of Con Edison. And you most likely didn’t have a choice in the matter! We won’t sugarcoat it…

6 NYC Energy Efficient Home Improvements

Jan 6, 2023

As we start the new year, we look forward to finding ways to improve and enrich our lives. In recent years, New Yorkers have increasingly been adopting sustainable lifestyle alternatives,…

Can solar panels completely power my NYC house?

Nov 30, 2022

For New York City homeowners, solar power is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint and avoid rising electricity rates. In most cases, solar panels can completely power your…

Can solar panels charge an electric car?

Nov 10, 2022

Electric vehicles are quickly becoming a mainstay in New York transportation. If you depend on cars to get you from point A to point B, swapping out your gasoline-powered vehicle…

How efficient are solar panels in NYC?

Oct 5, 2022

When it comes to energy, efficiency is the word. The efficiency of your home’s power source makes an impact on both your electric bills and your carbon footprint.  If you’re…

How to Be Sustainable in Brooklyn

Sep 30, 2022

The sustainability movement is alive and well here in Brooklyn, and for good reason – being sustainable in Brooklyn is important for the health of our neighbors, city, and planet. …

How long do solar panels last in NYC?

Sep 12, 2022

If you’re looking into solar power for your home, you may have questions about how long you can expect your solar panels to last. You may have heard that solar…

2022 Federal Climate Bill: What to Know

Aug 17, 2022

Signed into law by President Joe Biden on August 16th, the Inflation Reduction Act is a huge win for the planet and the renewable energy industry. Here’s what this landmark…

Seasonal Solar Panel Performance in NYC

Aug 10, 2022

Are you considering solar, but have some concerns about how your system will hold up in the winter or during a hurricane? If you are, you’re not alone. Here in…

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…

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 full value of the excess energy…

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…

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 residential NYC solar installations, as well as solar system…

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…

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…

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…

Goodbye Net Metering – Hello ?

Feb 11, 2020

If you own a solar system, it’s likely that you produce excess energy which is returned back to the grid. In New York City, Con Edison compensates you for this…

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…

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…

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….