The NY-Sun Incentive Program establishes incentives based on a Megawatt (MW) Block structure that allocates MW targets to specific regions of the State and breaks those MW targets into blocks to which incentives are assigned awards. Incentives are awarded to applications based on the block in effect at the time of Incentive Application submission and then moves to the next block when the current block has reached its MW target.
The program is designed to provide certainty and transparency to the solar industry and their customers regarding incentive levels. The structure provides a clear signal to the industry that New York State intends to eliminate cash incentives in a reasonable timeframe, and incentives will be eliminated more quickly in regions where the market penetration, demand, and payback are greatest.
The Program is divided into three geographic regions, Long Island, Con Edison territory, and Upstate. Each region is then divided across three sectors, specifically:
- Residential systems up to 25 kW
- Nonresidential systems up to 200 kW
- Nonresidential systems larger than 200 kW (not including PSEG-LI customers)
Real Time Dashboards
The Megawatt (MW) Block Dashboards provide real time information on the status of the blocks and current incentive levels by sector and region.
There are two MW Block Dashboards. One dashboard tracks residential/small commercial systems up to 200 kW. The other dashboard tracks the commercial and industrial systems >200kW (not including PSEG-LI customers). Incentives are also available for municipalities, depending on the utility they reside in.
Apply to NY-Sun Incentive Program
Customers must apply to the MW Blocks via the NY-Sun Incentive Program with assistance from a Participating Contractor. Participating Contractors are responsible for preparing and submitting all required PV application documentation to NYSERDA. If you are looking for a participating contractor to install solar for you, learn more about finding and choosing an installer.
Participating contractors are any parties that have met certain criteria and have registered for the NY-Sun program. Program criteria vary between Residential/Small Commercial (for systems up to 200 kW) or Commercial/Industrial (for systems greater than 200kW). Become a Participating Contractor now.
Contractors can find program manuals on the Commercial/Industrial and Residential/Small Commercial MW Block Incentive Program pages.