Solar New York has helped many Americans dramatically lower their utility costs by switching to affordable solar electric. We work by matching you with top rated solar installers that services your local area. A specialist from each solar installer can then explain all of the cost saving initiatives that may be available to you – from government and New York specific solar rebates & incentives to the different solar panel financing and leasing programs, all of which can help offset some of the initial solar system installation costs. Designed to make acquiring a solar PV system more affordable, solar financing options that may be available include: solar loans, solar lease, power purchase agreement (PPA), and government funded options, like the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) or Property-Assessed Clean Energy Programs (PACE).

New York Solar Power May Save You Money

Many New Yorkers don’t realize the amount of money spent on their home energy use each year. In the next 10 years, the average New York homeowner may spend over $13,000 on electricity1. Not to mention that electricity prices in New York increased over 10% on average in a 10-year period from February 2007 to February 2017. Smart homeowners are increasingly looking to renewable energy and investing in a home solar system today to help offset the rise in electricity rates.

Home Solar Financing

An average residential solar system can cost between $15,000-$29,000 for average sized systems sized between 4kW and 8kW2. Considering that you could possible spend up to $33,396.00 in electrical bills over the next 25 years, this can be a small price to pay for solar in New York3. However, for too many people, that still represents too large of an up front payment. The good news is that many of the solar providers we work with offer a variety of great solar financing and leasing options to help residents invest in solar power without having to come up with such a large up-front payment. In addition, low interest rates may be available for a solar home financing and installing solar panels can increase the value of your home as well. So even if you do not think you can afford the cost of solar up front, make sure you still talk to NY solar companies who can educate you on all available solar financing options.

New York Solar Rebates and Tax Incentives

One of the great facts about solar in New York is that there are a number of solar rebate and incentive programs, such as the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the Green Residential Building Program, that exist to make it easier to afford solar power for your home.  The solar provider that you select will be up to date on all of the solar incentives and lease/finance options that may be available to you to help you save as much money as possible.
There also may be rebate and incentive programs available from major New York Utilities such as Consolidated Edison Company (ConEd), PSEG Long Island, New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG), Central Hudson Gas Electric (CenHud), Rockland Electric Company (RECO), Niagara Mohawk Power (National Grid), Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E), and at times from other NY municipal and county electricity providers such as Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (JBPU) and Bath Electric Gas & Water Systems (BEGWS)4.  The professional NY solar installers we connect you with can explain the various NY solar incentives that you may qualify for to save you as much money as possible on your solar system installation.

Home Solar Benefits

There are a number of benefits of home solar power: (1) solar systems can potentially lower your monthly electric company bill (2) current U.S. government tax credits could save you up to 26% off the purchase of a home solar system, (3) purchasing and installing a solar panel system may increase the value of your home by up to $15,000 for an average-sized 3.6-kW PV system3; (4) many solar providers are offering great financing programs so you can get solar for as little to $0 down if you qualify; and (5) you can protect yourself from rising costs of electricity! Save today and tomorrow with NY solar energy! Start with free estimates from qualified solar installers by filling out the short solar quotes request form here.


To ensure a positive return on your solar investment and that your solar system operates effectively at all times, you need to hire the right solar provider who can guide you through the solar installation process – from financing and finding the right rebates and incentives to installation and maintenance – and avoid typical mistakes when going solar. All of our solar installation partners are highly qualified, New York solar energy professionals. When you get a quote through, rest assured that you are getting a residential solar quote from some of the most professional solar installers in the state.

In which New York utility districts is solar viable?

Solar power has been installed in almost every state and utility company service area across the USA. New York homeowners have lowered their utility electric bills with solar in areas served by: Niagara Mohawk Power (National Grid), PSEG Long Island, New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG), Central Hudson Gas & Electric, Consolidated Edison-NY (ConEd), Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E), Orange & Rockland Utilities (ORU), Fairport Municipal Commission, Direct Energy, and Bath Electric Gas & Water (BEGWS)4. Contact us today to determine how much you can save off your home electric bill. is a no-cost, no-obligation, risk-free service dedicated to providing solar estimates to anyone interested in lowering their electricity bill and going green. Start now with free solar quotes from our qualified solar providers near you by filling out our short solar quotes request form here. Get connected to the best solar companies in your area and go solar today!


1 The average monthly electric bill in New York is $111.32 multiplied by 12 months and 10 years equals $13,358.40. Your average monthly electric bill may be different and, as a result, the amount of any potential savings may be different.

2 ”home buyers are consistently willing to pay PV home premiums across various states, housing and PV markets, and home types; average premiums across the full sample equate to approximately $4/W or $15,000 for an average-sized 3.6-kW PV system.”

3 The average monthly electric bill in New York is $111.32 multiplied by 12 months and 25 years equals $33,396.00. Your average monthly electric bill may be different and, as a result, the amount of any potential savings may be different.

4 Solar New York  is not affiliated with any of the utilities listed in any way.