Upstate Incentives

NY-Sun has designed a system of incentives to subsidize the cost of installation, making the prospect of going solar more attractive to customers. Project incentives will vary by region.

Below you will find the incentive levels offered and MW available for each block. Incentive structures are listed by sector: residential, non-residential, and commercial and industrial.

Residential Incentive Rates

Block Megawatts Incentive/Watt
1 40 $1.00
2 15 $0.90
3 19 $0.80
4 22 $0.70
5 24 $0.60
6 35* $0.50
7 85* $0.40
8 75 $0.35
9 148 $0.20

*Revised 2/22/2017

Nonresidential Incentive Rates

Block MW Incentive/Watt for
first 50kW
Incentive/Watt for each additional Watt
up to 200kW total
1 35 $1.00 $0.60
2 8 $0.90 $0.55
3 10 $0.80 $0.50
4 12 $0.70 $0.45
5 22 $0.60 $0.40
6 23 $0.50 $0.35
7 59* $0.40 $0.30

 

Block Megawatts Incentive/Watt (Up to 750kW)
8 65 $0.45
9 65 $0.35
10 90 $0.25
11 157 $0.15

Commercial & Industrial Incentive Rates

Block Megawatts Performance Based Incentive
Monetary Crediting ($/W) (>200kW)
Performance Based Incentive
Volumetric Crediting ($/W) (>200kW)
1 120 $0.34 $0.40
2 120 $0.28 $0.40
3 130 $0.21 $0.39
4 130 $0.15 $0.39
5 140 $0.11 $0.37
6 140 $0.06 $0.35
7 150 $0.05 $0.33
8 150 $0.04 $0.28
9 160 $0.02 $0.22
10 170 $0.01 $0.16
11 180 $0.01 $0.09
Block Megawatts Performance Based Incentive ($/W) (Up to 7.5MW)
12 270 $0.25
13 350 $0.20

Solar Plus Energy Storage Incentive Adder Rates

The Solar Plus Energy Storage Incentive adder is available to nonresidential and commercial & industrial projects in Upstate region. Additional blocks will be posted once available, per the Energy Storage Implementation PlanLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

Storage Block Solar Plus Energy Storage Incentive Adder ($/kWh) Availability
1 $350 Closed
2 $250 Available as of 5/6/19