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Solar Options


There are several options for New Yorkers to go solar.

Find out which solar option is right for you: home installation (rooftop or ground-mounted) or community solar.


Home Installation

Installing solar at your home is a simple and quick process. Solar panels can be mounted on either the roof of your home or to the ground, wherever conditions are best on your property.

Rooftop solar – the most common option for residential solar – offers you a way to harness the power of the sun through panels installed on the roof of your home, garage, or other buildings on your property. As an added benefit, they protect your roof. 

Ground-mounted solar allows you to put panels wherever conditions on your property are best, particularly if you can’t or don’t want to put them on your roof. For an additional cost, ground-mounted panels can be installed with tracking capabilities to better harness the power of the sun.

New York residents who install solar at their home may be eligible for an Inflation Reduction Act tax credit to cover up to 30% of the cost, plus New York State incentives and financing.

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Community Solar

If your home isn’t ideal for solar panels or you can’t install them on your property, community solar may be right for you. Community solar projects are an array of solar panels installed in a sunny, offsite location.  Many community solar projects are becoming available across the State. Community solar allows you benefits from solar if you can’t (or don’t want to) install panels at home. You’ll still get credits toward your electricity bill by subscribing to a local clean energy project.

Find a contractor to explore the options available in your area.