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Start spreading the news … solar in New York is coming to stay. Driven by some of the best solar incentives in the country, home solar in New York has taken off in the past 3 years and continues to lead America's transition to a clean energy future. With a combination of generous incentives – from upfront rebates which discount your system's cost to state tax credits which can make your tax returns feel like Christmas – New Yorkers are enjoying the benefits of solar at a fraction of the cost of many other states.
Our customers in New York have installed home solar panels for a variety of reasons: to save money, to power the buzz of the Big Apple, to help the local environment, to gain independence from the utility companies, to show off their sweet new panels to their neighbors.
With the brightest lights in the world, New York is a perfect place for solar energy to shine.
Some of Our New York Solar Installations
6.63kW Cohoes, NY
7.84kW Hector, NY
6.24kW Bainbridge, NY
9.36kW Skaneateles, NY
7.56kW Brentwood, NY
17.61kW Dryden, NY
Home Solar in New York Is More Affordable than Ever Before
State Tax Credit
up to $5,000
Sell Your Extra Production
with Net Metering
For more information, check out our New York Solar FAQs below
What Our New York Solar Customers Are Saying
We had been searching for solar options for quite a while but finances have always been a sticking point. A close family friend recommended that we check out Dividend Solar based on their own experience with the company and needless to say we were amazed with their whole process (very simple application) and their attractive low rates. The sales rep, along with the whole company, were so helpful in answering all of our questions and helped walk us through each step. We really appreciate the personal touch, and they made us feel like we were all partners in the project.
James New York, NY
At first I was uneasy about "going solar" at my lake house. Once I decided on Dividend Solar, the process was extremely easy. The customer service team at Dividend Solar held my hand through the whole process - I wish I had made this decision earlier! I have already recommended the professional team at Dividend Solar to friends and family - all have been VERY happy with the product delivered and service performed. Thank you!
Howard Schroon Lake, NY
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Solar panel installations in New York have grown tremendously in recent years due to the great economic incentives. First, the federal government offers a 30% tax credit which is available in all 50 states. This credit is applied to the federal taxes you pay each year, thereby lowering the net cost of your solar system. This credit is a great benefit of going solar: money that you would otherwise pay in taxes can now be used to own your solar system sooner.
In addition to the federal tax credit, there are two other solar incentives in New York: the New York Solar Rebate and the New York State Tax Credit.
- New York's solar rebate – effectively a discount – reduces the cost of your solar system at the time of purchase; the amount of the rebate varies by your location within New York state.
- New York's solar tax credit covers 25% of the system up to $5,000 and can be used as a credit on your state tax payments.
It is important to note that you can only reap the benefits of the state and federal tax credits* – which can cover up to 55% of your system's cost – if you own your system directly (instead of leasing it or choosing a Power Purchase Agreement). With the Dividend Solar EmpowerLoan, you own your system and you get all of the economic benefits of going solar in New York.
*Dividend Solar does not provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.
The combination of great solar incentives and the high cost of electricity from your utility company make going solar in New York a home run (either down the line in Yankee Stadium or in the expanses of Citi Field).
When you begin to generate your own solar power, your utility bill can drop significantly. How much you can save will depend on the size of your solar system, your electricity usage, your current utility rates, and other factors. Our team and partners can design a system for you using remote assessment tools, and can present you with a system designed specifically for your home to give you a sense of your expected solar savings.
Working with the best solar installers in New York, Dividend Solar offers its customers a better, simpler way to go solar and save money on utility bills.
It's easy to switch to solar! We will get your solar system up and running as quickly as possible so that you can start saving money and using clean energy. Inside your home, you won't experience any changes – there's no need to change appliances or make any other alterations. Outside your home, your Dividend Solar Installer will obtain all building permits and design your system to meet your local building codes. Your Installer will arrange the electrical, building and utility inspections and be on-site to make sure that everything is up to code.
Our mission at Dividend Solar is to make it as easy as possible for you to go solar today.
At a high level, energy from the sun is collected by the solar panels on your roof and converted into electricity. This electricity from the panels, which are made up of of photovoltaic cells, is in "direct current" (DC) form, which needs to be converted into "alternating current" (AC) electricity that you currently use in your home. This AC/DC conversion is made by a component called an inverter, which is included with your system. The inverter then channels the usable electricity into your existing power meter, and it can then be used to power your home. When your system generates energy in excess of your home's needs, that extra power is sent back into the grid (a process called "net metering") which in turn lowers the cost of your utility bill. Clean energy + savings!
Since the amount of power your solar system generates is a direct result of sunlight, it will produce slightly less energy when the weather is cloudy, and will not produce any energy at night. Your home will continue to be connected to your local utility grid, so that you can automatically begin to draw power from the grid whenever you need it. You won't experience any power interruptions; the switch between solar system power and the utility grid happens seamlessly, with nothing to do on your end.
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has an Energy 101: Solar video you can watch to learn more about the conversion from sunlight to electricity.
We hope so, and it's easy to find out. Simply enter your information here, and we will give you a call to get your solar journey started. Our customer-focused Installers can quickly evaluate your home's suitability for solar by examining satellite photos of your property, with no cost to understand if solar is right for you.
The cost of a solar power system will vary depending on its size, location, your roof layout and other factors, but rooftop solar systems typically cost between $15,000 and $50,000, with the average being about $30,000 for a 6.5kW (6,500 watts) system. To get a better understanding of how large of a system you'll need, sign up today for a free estimate of your solar savings.
Solar energy systems are durable and built to withstand the wear & tear of outdoor conditions. Your system will operate best when it is clean and in direct sunlight, so periodic rinsing is recommended. Seasonal inspections and trimming nearby trees will ensure your system is delivering optimal energy production. In case you encounter any issues with your system's performance, Dividend Solar's Installation Partners include operations & maintenance services, a 15-year warranty on all repairs and defects, and a system performance guarantee with every EmpowerLoan as part of our service to you.
Solar energy systems are also extremely reliable. Solar has proven to be a dependable source of energy for large office buildings, large retailers and governmental agencies, supplying large quantities of energy. Some of the largest organizations in the world have buildings powered by solar energy, including eBay, Walmart, and the US Air Force. Dividend Solar has incredibly high quality standards and partners with Installers who only use the best equipment – we build your power system to last, and stand by our quality with the system performance guarantee.
Performance monitoring is one of the coolest parts of owning your solar energy system. Each Dividend Solar system includes a special meter that measures your system's solar power production in real time. When you visit the EmpowerPortal, you can see exactly how much electricity you have generated and you can track the production over time.
In addition, the system performance data is also sent to our database, allowing us to proactively detect problems that may be reducing your system's performance. We consistently monitor the actual performance of your system to ensure that it is producing at least 85% of the power guaranteed by your Installer. If your system's performance falls consistently below that level, we'll send an Installer to fix the problem at no additional cost to you.
Now is an ideal time to switch to solar. Solar power can dramatically reduce your utility bill and will protect you from rising utility rates for years to come. In addition, federal, state and local governments are offering generous rebates and incentives to go solar. The federal government offers a 30% tax credit on federal income taxes which has been extended for five years.
Our Installers provide in-depth assistance on all required tax submission forms, which includes identifying all of the potential rebates, acquiring the relevant forms, and preparing the materials for you to sign and submit. We strive to make going solar a hassle-free experience at every stage of the process, including your tax submission.*
*Dividend Solar does not provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.
Who says you can't have the best of both worlds? The Dividend Solar EmpowerLoan offers the combination of hassle-free system coverage plus the financial rewards of ownership.
- Low, fixed interest rate
- Savings on your utility bill
- System performance guarantee
- Real-time monitoring
- Free maintenance
- Prepay at any time with no fees
- Maximized financial returns
- You receive the federal, state and local tax incentives instead of a third-party company
With our $0-down EmpowerLoan, Homeowners realize the maximum economic benefits of solar ownership, as well as a full service offering, including performance and maintenance guarantees. We have included the most attractive benefits of a solar lease, while shifting more of the economics back to you, the Homeowner, through ownership. With no out of pocket cost to buy a solar panel kit, the EmpowerLoan makes going solar easier than ever before.
For more details, you can see the many benefits of the EmpowerLoan here.
At Dividend Solar, we've changed the experience of getting a loan. Instead of a time-consuming, paperwork-heavy process with inflexible rules, our loan application process has been described as "simple," "hassle-free" and "the way it should be." If you're a qualified Homeowner, getting a loan has never been easier.
To start your solar journey, simply sign up here or give us a call. We'll have one of our all-stars bring you up to speed on our offerings, understand your energy needs and get a system designed for you - all at no cost to you.