Solar, for Co-ops and Condos


Most Brooklyn homeowners live in multi-family buildings, such as co-ops, condos and rental properties. Whether for shared common area demand only or for individual unit consumption, BSW can offer different solar models that match your board’s specific goals and priorities. And since multi-family residents and property owners can take advantage of the same local, state and federal tax credits available to single-family homeowners, solar offers an impressive return while boosting overall property value.

Value

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.

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Ask Us About:

  • NYS’s special rebates for low and moderate income buildings, including HDFC co-ops.
  • Special additional rebates for solar canopies on multi-family buildings.
  • How individual unit’s can realize electricity bills savings through community solar.
Payback Period

4-5 Years

Increased Property Resale Value
Low Cost Financing Options
Let’s Talk

Ask Us About:

  • NYS’s special rebates for low and moderate income buildings, including HDFC co-ops.
  • Special additional rebates for solar canopies on multi-family buildings.
  • How individual unit’s can realize electricity bills savings through community solar.

Investment Security

25 Yr Solar Panel Warranty
20 Yr Inverter Warranty
10 YR BSW Workmanship Warranty
BSW Power Production Guarantee
24/7 Real-Time Monitoring
25 Yr Solar Panel Warranty

LG solar panels come with an industry leading 25-year product warranty, as well as a production guarantee that ensures that panels will generate at least 89% of year 1 production (kwh) by the end of the 25-year product warranty period.

20 Yr Inverter Warranty

The SMA Sunny Boy inverter, an industry leading product and BSW’s go to inverter, is covered by a 20-year extended warranty.

10 YR BSW Workmanship Warranty

BSW offers a 10 year warranty on all materials and services performed, including roof penetrations. Any necessary repairs required during that period will be promptly performed at BSW’s expense.

BSW Power Production Guarantee

BSW guarantees that solar systems will produce at least 95% of the projected estimates that are included in your contract during the first 10 years of the system’s operating life. If annual system production falls below this guarantee BSW provides cash compensation for underperformance. This is offered by BSW in addition to LG’s power production guarantee.

24/7 Real-Time Monitoring

All BSW installed systems automatically report performance data every few minutes to our monitoring staff, who will be notified of any irregularities. The monitoring team actively reviews system performance data monthly to ensure system is producing as designed. All customers can also track performance data themselves on their, computer or tablet via their individual monitoring portal.

Completion Timeline

Average project completion time from contract signing: 2-3 Months

 

Scroll over project steps for full details.

Assessment & Proposal

Project Initiation
(1 Month)

Permit Application
(1 Month)

System Installation
(1-3 Days)

Inspection & Meter Swap
(2 Weeks)

Tax Season

Assessment & Proposal

BSW survey specialist completes 1-hour home assessment; You review project proposal with BSW solar consultant, and discuss tax credit eligibility with your accountant

Project Initiation
(1 Month)

You choose solar system size, sign contract, pay $3,000 down payment; BSW drafts project plan set and completes professional engineering review.

Permit Application
(1 Month)

BSW submits stamped plan set and building and electrical permit application to NYC Department of Buildings; awaits approval.

System Installation
(1-3 Days)

You schedule convenient day/time & pay remaining installation fee; BSW orders equipment, installs solar system at your home.

Inspection & Meter Swap
(2 Weeks)

BSW schedules ConEd meter swap and DOB electrical and building inspections; You provide access for swap and inspections (1 hour each).

Tax Season

BSW supplies state and federal tax forms; You claim our solar tax credits (& repay bridge loan if needed)

Anatomy of a Solar System


Residential solar systems are surprisingly simple, consisting of only a few main components located on the roof and in the basement. BSW’s experienced installation team can complete a typical project in just one day with minimal disruption to your home and routine.

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