About the MW Block

NY-Sun offers financial incentives to install solar panels for residential, nonresidential, and large commercial and industrial projects. Our incentive program is divided into regions across the State. We provide real-time information on the current incentive levels by sector and region in the MW Block Dashboards.

What’s a MW Block? NY-Sun assigns a certain amount of incentives to each of the three regions. Each region is then broken into blocks that are designated an allocation of megawatts (MW) eligible for NY-Sun incentives. Incentives remain available until all blocks within a region/sector are fully subscribed.

NY-Sun intends to phase out incentives within a reasonable time frame as market conditions become more favorable to solar. The MW block structure is designed to support solar markets in the areas where support is needed most, and decrease incentives as they become less necessary to a self-sustaining solar market throughout New York.

How to Use the Dashboard. When viewing the dashboard, hold your cursor over a column in any chart to get the details you need. You can find the following information on the dashboard:

  • Status of each block: open or closed
  • Total number of MW allocated per block
  • Assigned incentives
  • Percentage of the block still available for applications

Block status is updated as applications are submitted.