Solar Panel Installation for Residential Homes in NYC
Solar for All Types of Residential Homes
We make flat roof solar a reality in NYC with our years of expertise and unique design options.Learn More
Historic and landmark designated homes can take advantage of solar energy with our zero visibility installation methods.Learn More
Rooftops with Living Space
Our Brooklyn Solar Canopy creates – and enhances – recreational roof spaces.Learn More
Low Electricity Homes
Many NYC homes require smaller than average systems – we’ve got the solution.Learn More
Assessment and Proposal
1 WEEK A site survey specialist completes a 1-hour assessment of your home. Once complete, you’ll review your project proposal with a solar consultant and discuss tax credit eligibility with your accountant.
1 MONTH You’ll choose your solar system’s size, sign your contract, and pay a $3,000 down payment. We’ll draft a project plan set and complete a professional engineering review.
1 MONTH We’ll submit a stamped plan set and building and electrical permit application to NYC Department of Buildings.
4-6 WEEKS If your home is landmarked, we have an extra step to take. We’ll complete a landmarks survey of your home. Once complete, we’ll submit a visibility summary and approval request to the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
1-3 DAYS You’ll schedule a convenient day and time, and pay the remaining installation fee. We’ll order equipment and install your solar system at your home.
Inspection and Meter Swap
2 WEEKS We’ll schedule a meter swap with Con Edison and electrical and building inspections with the DOB. You’ll provide access for the meter swap and the inspections, which are each about an hour.
We’ll supply state and federal tax forms. You claim your solar tax credits when you file your taxes, and repay your bridge loan if needed.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY OF YOUR SOLAR INSTALLATION
Whether you’re still considering solar or you’re gearing up for your installation, check out this video for a glimpse into what you can expect on the day of your solar installation.
Cost of A Residential Solar Installation
The average cost of a solar system installation in New York City varies depending on a number of factors, including design, size, and materials. When you go solar with us, you may choose to pay for your system upfront. But if not, you can finance your system over 20 years at 1.49% APR. Once you’ve paid off the loan, you have free renewable energy and money back in your pocket for decades to come.
Most installers lack the specialization required to install on flat roofs in the city, meaning projects are often misquoted. Because each of our solar installations is customized, the Brooklyn SolarWorks team surveys every site before quoting. When you receive your system design and proposal from us, it’s the real deal. No hypothetical layouts or hidden costs.
Your Solar Savings and Available Incentives
Solar incentives and sky high electricity rates make NYC one of the best solar markets in the country. Rebates and tax credits can cover up to 70% or more of gross costs for most projects, and the average system sees savings of $35,000+ overtime.
For full details hover over the different incentives.
Federal Solar Income Tax Credit
26% of your solar system costs can be claimed as a federal income tax credit. The total credit can be divided among shareholders and owners on a unit equity basis. The credits can be divided over multiple tax years if a client is unable to fully utilize it in a single year.
The credit is currently set to drop to 22% in 2023, then to zero percent for residential installations in 2024.
Your Out-of-Pocket Cost
Up to 70% Covered
NYC Solar Property Tax Abatement
20% of solar system costs can be claimed as a local property tax abatement with the NYC Department of Finance. The abatement is divided into annual 5% installments over a four year cycle. As of August 2020, the NYC PTA has been extended until 2023.
NYS Solar Income Tax Credit
Residential solar owners can claim a $5,000 tax credit on their New York State income taxes. The credit can be divided over multiple tax years if a client is unable to fully utilize it in a single year.
NYS Solar Rebate
New York State residential solar projects receive a rebate that reduces their upfront contract price. The rebate declines over time based on the amount of solar installed in different regions of the state. For residential projects in New York City, the state rebate is currently $.20 per Watt of solar installed.