NY Solar Rebates and Incentives


Property Tax Exemption for Energy Conservation

Since 1977 This renewable energy tax credit has been good for for an amount equal to the homes increased assessed value. In other words the assessed value of the house may go up but this will not effect property tax.

Solar Sales Tax Exemption for  equipment installed

This tax credit, worth 25% of the equipment installed, was  enacted in 1997. It covers solar hot water, solar space heating, and photovoltaic systems. it is good for a maximum tax credit of $5,000.The sales tax exemption exempts the consumer of all tax burdens associated with solar hot water, space heating and PV system equipment with the exception of pool heating hardware.









The PV Incentive Rebate Program, administered by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, is a very large incentive program that pays about half of the PV installation costs.

$4.00/W up to 5kW
$4.50/W for NY Energy Star homes up to 5kW
$4.50/W for all building integrated PV systems up to 5kW
$3.00/watt for all residential systems above 5kW with a cut off at 10kW.

* All eligible systems must be new, grid-connected, installed by a pre-approved contractor, and adhere to NY Standard Interconnection Requirements In other words to cash in on the rebate incentive you'll may need a to hire a certified licensed electrician.

NET METERING power utility incentive

 A PV system cap of 10 kW is currently in place. Any monthly net excess generation is credited to the next month's electricity bill. At the end of the annual billing cycle, any excess power generated by the consumer is credited to the consumer in the form of a net metering check. There are strict interconnection rules in place in order to qualify for net metering. The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) oversees the rules.

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The PV Controller has been designed to work in harmony with a photovoltaic power supply and a closed loop solar hot water system without the need of a battery back up. The differential on adjustment has been integrated with the differential off adjustment to simplify the optimum setting between heat gain and energy conservation. 

A counterclockwise adjustment maximizes heat gain and a counterclockwise adjustment maximizes power conservation.

The green LED comes on when the pump is activated and the red LED brightness is directly proportional to the amount of heat available.