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Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Competitive Solicitation - Large Installations

For Systems Greater Than 200kw

A NY-Sun ProgramThe New York Sun Competitive PV Program is part of the New York State RPS Customer-Sited Tier Program. NYSERDA invites proposals for the installation of customer-sited PV projects in New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) load zones A through J. All systems must be greater than 200 kW. Complete proposals that demonstrate project viability and capability will be competitively selected based on their incentive bid in dollars per kilowatt hour ($/kWh). All Projects must be installed within eight (8) months of the award date.

System owners may qualify for up to 30% federal and 25% (up to $5,000) of New York State tax credits for your primary residence. (Always consult with your qualified tax professional or accountant to determine your eligibility for tax credits.)

For small (less than 200kw) solar systems, see the NY-Sun Solar Incentive Program.

About Solar Module (Panel) Installations

Solar electric, or PV technology, makes use of the abundant energy in the sun, and has little impact on our environment. Photovoltaics can be used in a wide range of products, from small consumer items to large commercial solar electric systems. Commonly known as solar cells, individual PV cells are electricity-producing devices made of semiconductor materials that are often connected together to form PV modules. Modules, in turn, can be combined and connected to form PV arrays.

Key Benefits

  • PV systems are gentle on the environment. In contrast with electricity generated by fossil fuels, PV-generated electricity creates no noise, air or water pollution
  • Provides long-term stabilization of electrical costs
  • When combined with a battery backup system, a PV unit can provide you with power when utility power is out
  • NYSERDA provides incentives for up to 25 kW or less for residential and 200 kW or less for commercial sites (nonresidential)
  • NYSERDA offers a per-Watt incentive on residential solar PV systems up to 25 kW that covers approximately 25-35% of the installed system cost.
  • Residential installations on existing buildings with four or fewer units may also be eligible for low-interest financing.
  • Additional federal and state tax credits may apply*

About PV Systems

PV systems convert solar radiation (sunlight) into electricity, which is why they are also often referred to as "Solar-Electric systems". PV systems have many advantages: they use a "free" power source (the sun) and have little impact on our environment, as no greenhouse gases are created in the generation of the electricity. PV systems can be installed on either a roof or on the ground using a ground mount system.

Key Benefits

  • In contrast with electricity generated by fossil fuels, PV-generated electricity creates no noise, air or water pollution
  • Provides long-term stabilization of electrical costs
  • When combined with a battery backup system, a PV unit can provide you with power when utility power is out
  • NYSERDA provides incentives that can reduce the customer’s out of pocket cost.
  • Additional federal and state tax credits may apply*

* System owners may qualify for up to 30% federal tax credits. Always consult with your qualified tax professional or accountant to determine your eligibility for tax credits.

Last Updated: 04/28/2014
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Who Can Participate

You must pay into the System Benefits Charge

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Who To Contact

Pete Savio,
Program Project Manager

peter.savio@nyserda.ny.gov
518-862-1090, Ext 3334

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