Orange/Rockland/Westchester are Switching to Solar Home
If you live in Orange and Rockland, or Westchester county, you as a home owner are paying more than 50% above the national US average for your power! We can analyze your current usage, take a look at local incentives and federal assistance to get your bill greatly reduced using solar energy. Speak with one of our solar consultants today to learn exactly how we can benefit your home!
There many incentives in New York State when it comes to going SOLAR!
The NY-Sun Incentive Program provides financial incentives to help reduce the installation costs associated with solar electric systems. The incentives are built around customized megawatt (MW) blocks tied to specific regions of New York State. Incentives are based on building sector and size (residential, small commercial, and large commercial/industrial), and within each sector, there are different incentives for specific regions of NY.
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Going Solar in New York? Here are Some FAQ's
If I install solar on my home, will my property taxes increase?
It depends on your municipality. New York State has a real property tax exemption for solar. If your municipality honors the exemption your local property assessor and the value of solar will not be included in your property tax.
Some municipalities and school districts have opted out of the exemption. If you live in a municipality that does not offer the exemption, then the value of the solar is included in your property tax assessment.
Is the real property tax exemption offered in New York City?
In lieu of the tax exemption, In NYC customers may apply for the Real Property Tax Abatement Program which is available for residential and commercial customers in New York City.
Is my site a good location for a solar electric system?
Solar electric systems work best when installed on a sunny south-facing roof or mounted on the ground in an open location.
How much does solar cost?
Your cost will depend on the system size, site conditions, equipment selected, and the financing model. Check references and get price quotes from a few different participating installation contractors to determine the cost and financing model that is best for your home or business.
How does net metering work? What is remote net metering?
Basically, excess energy produced can become a credit on your energy bill.
What is a “True up Date”?
Net metering allows you to carry forward credit earned for excess generation to your next bill. Once a year any excess energy (kWh) is purchased by the utility and the cycle starts over- this date is the “true up date”. Ask your contractor for help in selecting the “true up” date in order to get the maximum saving from your system. The price paid for the excess power will be less than what you are being charged, similar to wholesale vs. retail prices. Typically, spring is better than fall as it allows you to carry any summer credit through the winter when generation is lower.